Watkins Glen Chamber of CommerceWatkins Glen, N.Y. – As an official Small Business Saturday Community Champion, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is spreading the word about the exciting things that are happening on Small Business Saturday. Here is an overview of what the Chamber has planned and the ways in which you can make a difference by shopping locally this holiday season!

  1. Shop Small on Small Business Saturday – November 25

Shop small, shop local: We’ve pulled together over 30 of our local businesses and on Small Business Saturday, shoppers will enjoy special sales, discounts, and promotions at those participating businesses. Shoppers can either print the list on their own (www.watkinsglenchamber.com/smallbusinesssaturday) or pick one up at any of the participating shops listed.

Free gift wrapping: There will also be free gift wrapping stations set up in Watkins Glen, Montour Falls, and Hector throughout the day. Locations include Finger Lakes Distilling, the Schuyler County Historical Society Brick Tavern Museum, and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce!

Enter our social media contest: Post a photo or status using the hashtag #shopsmallwgacc on any social media platform on November 25 to show us how you are shopping small and be entered to win a basket of goodies from local businesses. The more businesses you shop at, the more chances you have to win!

  1. Keep shopping throughout the season!

12 Days of Shopping Small: The benefits don’t end at closing time on November 25th! The following 12 days, shoppers can pick up a 12 Days of Shopping Small Passport at any participating business. Then, simply make a purchase at one of those businesses and receive a stamp on your passport. At the end of the 12 days, bring your passport to the Visitor Center to be entered to win a basket of goodies from local businesses. The more purchases you make, the more chances you have to win!

No matter how you get involved, being involved is what counts! Every dollar spent locally has an incredible impact and like ripples on a pond, those effects continue, business by business, village by village, community by community. Join the movement and shop small this holiday season. We’ll see out there!





Contact: Brittany Gibson

Tourism and Marketing Manager


Phone: 607.535.4300