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Local Shops to Check Out This Small Business Saturday

Posted On: November 23rd, 2018

Small Business Saturday is this weekend, which means a lot of local shops will be offering a lot of great deals. I wanted to spread the word because shopping locally is a great way to support the small business in our area. You can find some really unique items at these shops.

The unofficial holiday began in 2010 as a counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are focused mainly on major retailers and e-commerce sites. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to frequent small, brick-and-mortar stores in their communities. The very first event was sponsored by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The campaign was extremely successful on social media and has been successful in the years since. In 2013 the U.K. established Small Business Saturday because it was so successful in the United States.

As I mentioned earlier, I love shopping small. Not just because I work for a credit union but because the atmosphere in these shops is totally different than major chains. Below are some of the small businesses in the different communities where River Valley has a presence, plus a few of my favorite ones.



1.       BlushNGrey Boutique

2.       Amy Cakes Bakery

3.       Curious Styles and Coffee Shop

4.       M & CO

For a full list of businesses in the downtown Miamisburg area visit http://exploremiamisburg.com/category/businesses/


1.       Magnolias Boutique

2.       Shoppe Smitten

3.       The Copper Lamp

4.       Paintbrush Pottery

For a full list of businesses in the downtown Springboro area visit https://www.springboroohio.org/about-us/visit-springboro-2/


1.       Decoy Art Studio

2.       Mutt’s Sauce

3.       Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop

4.       Needle, Ink and Thread

For a full list of businesses in the Beavercreek area visit https://www.beavercreekchamber.org/list/



1.       Halls Jewelers

2.       Brim on Fifth

3.       Eclectic Essentials

4.       Feathers Vintage Clothing

For a full list of businesses in the Dayton area visit http://www.downtowndayton.org/things-to-do/shopping-services/


1.       BeauVerre Stained Glass Studios

2.       Lester’s Rock N Roll Shop

3.       My Favorite Things

4.       SoulCraft

For more business in the downtown Middletown area visit http://www.downtownmiddletown.org/shop-explore-downtown-middletown/


Val’s Favorites:

1.       Dear Darling Boutique

2.       MVP Dance Fit

3.       Antiques Village

4.       The Sew Stylish Pet


I would love to hear all about your favorite small businesses.  Did I miss your favorite? Let me know! Send me an email at Val@rivervalleycu.org. For more fun visit my blog. Happy shopping!