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Shop Small to make a Big Impact

Posted: 11/27/2019

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Shop Small to make a Big Impact

Buying local is a gift to the community.

By shopping small, you can make a big impact on the regional economy.

For every $1 spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the community, according to an American Express-commissioned 2018 Business Economic Impact Study.

That statistic is based on businesses with less than 100 employees — a category many of our Chamber members would full under.

As a reminder, you can always find an array of local products for sale 24/7 in the Taste NY vending machines at the Adirondacks Welcome Center on I-87 between Exits 17 & 18.

That includes great stocking stuffers like local chocolate, honey, maple products and more. This year they even have mugs, locally-spun warm and cozy gloves and socks and more.

Here are some ideas for local shopping and gifiting this season.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Specials

Black Friday is November 29, the day after Thanksgiving, while Cyber Monday falls on December 2 this year.

Adirondack Cedar Chairs

Free shipping with every order from November 29 — December 2.
Free delivery within a 30-mile radius.

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

November 29-30 and December 13-14

The Adirondack Experience Store will be open for holiday shopping November 29-30 and December 13-14 from 10am - 4pm. The ADKX Store features locally made pottery, jewelry, and crafts; books written in and about the region; holiday decorations and cards; Adirondack art and reproductions from the museum's collection; toys and games for kids; one-of-a-kind artisan items; Adirondack home furnishings; and many other unique holiday gift ideas. Don't forget to stop by our online store to start your shopping now. Visit:

Adirondack Winery

Open 11am-7pm Friday & Saturday (11am-6pm on Sunday)
Black Friday Weekend Adirondack Winery is offering 20% off wines online and at their Lake George Tasting Room with promo code BF20. (*Additional discounts do not apply.)
Have friends in town? Come in and split an Ultimate Wine Tasting for 2 for just $35! Includes 8 wine samples and a stacked plate of local cheese, crackers and chocolates to share!
It’s the perfect place to relax after a Black Friday morning – and the most fun you’ll have shopping anywhere, with a selection of 30+ wines you can try before you buy!
Follow ADK Winery on social media for full details on Friday or sign up for their Inner Circle mailing list at

Grassland Bird Trust

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Friday November 29th & Monday December 2nd ONLINE ONLY BUY ONE GET ONE VIP PASSES to our 10th Annual Winter Raptor Fest, May 16th & 17th, 2020.
Your VIP Pass includes admission and reserved Front Row Seating.
Meet native owls, hawks and falcons up close and see these amazing raptors in flight. Live Bird of Prey Programs, Raptor photo booth, Horse-drawn "Birding" Wagon, "For the Birds" store, hands-on kids activities, food vendors and more round out this exciting weekend where raptors rule!
All activities take place under cover except Birding Wagon; event will be held rain or shine.
Visit our website for more information: or Link to purchase passes will be available on the website on these days only.

Love is on Lake George 

Black Friday Only
20% off of your entire order
Promo Code:  BF19

Cyber Monday Only
15% off of your entire order
Promo Code:  CM19

Serendipity Boutique

November 29 & 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8

Holiday Open House featuring special discounts and refreshments. Shopping for unique holiday gifts, jewelry, and cozy clothing, we have just what you want.

Wax n Wix

Black Friday — Make two candles for the price of one! Buy one candle making session get one free of the same or lesser cost.

Wax n Wix will have local artists on hand from Thurman including: masterpieces made by Wini Martin, Jim Martin, Toni Varnum and Gail Seaman. Bring your own favorite beverage and relax by making a beautiful and fragrant candle.

Small Business Saturday

Restaurant Specials

The Annual lighting ceremony, parade and fireworks in Lake George takes place on Small Business Saturday. It's called Lite Up the Village.

Come enjoy the festivities and local shops. There will also be cruises on the lake with Santa that day.

These Lake George Restaurants also told us about the following specials:

The Lagoon Bar & Grill

Come meet Santa at The Lagoon Bar and Grill located in the Village Mall on Canada Street. Children can meet Santa and mail thier Christmas list to the North Pole! Enjoy a kid's meal for just $4 during this special. Large cheese pizzas will be available for just $10.

XII Sporks

The new restaurant in Lake George XII Sporks is offering a great special all day on Small Business Saturday to coincide with Lite up the Village! Come in and warm up at this great new eatery, which will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday November 30. The full menu will be available, plus they will have this special: Chili Bowl w/ garlic bread — $5.95

Gift Back

Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls or Spot Coffee in Glens Falls.

“Gift Back: An Alternative Gift Fair” gives people the opportunity to support multiple not for profits by buying virtual gifts for their friends and families for the holidays.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a donation in the name of a friend or loved one to one or more of 10 local charities.
  2. In exchange for your donation, you’ll receive a card describing what was purchased with that money that you can then give you’re your friend or loved one to show them the impact of the gift on their behalf.

List of non-profits:

  • Amanda’s House at Glens Falls Hospital
  • Amorak Youth
  • Glens Falls Medical Mission
  • Greater Glens Falls Senior Center
  • High Peaks Hospice
  • Hudson River Music Hall Productions INc.
  • Literary NY Greater Capital Region — Glens Falls Office
  • RSVP of Warren/Washington Counties
  • Support-Link, Inc.

You can also find this alterative gift fair at Hometown Holidays on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cabaret Space at CR Wood Theater.

To donate online throughout the year, go to


Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga is participating in #MuseumStoreSunday on December 1, 2019.

Shop and support Fort Ticonderoga and receive 25% off your entire order by using discount code MSS25 on their website.

From Ticonderoga publications, apparel, to food and drink, visit our online Museum Store for unique and quality gifts for your loved ones this holiday season and support our mission of preservation and education!

Museum Store Sunday is a global effort to gain support and promote the specialty, mission-related products that only Museum Stores offer.

The discount code is limited to one use per customer and only valid on December 1, 2019.



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