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Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Help Grow the Local Economy

Nov 24, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren

Small Business Saturday


Celebrate Small Business Saturday and Help Grow the Local Economy

Do something big for your neighborhood and keep dollars in your community during Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 28th. Many small businesses will have deals to thank locals for their support. “For every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community”. Source: Civic Economics

Here are the Editor’s Picks for Local Outfits with Tons of Special Gifts…READ MORE

Photo courtesy of The Vintage Weekend

Annapolis - Maryland Avenue

The Vintage Weekend is a fantastic new shop specializing in home goods and found objects. Jazz music from the Roaring 20’s plays on a record player (they are for sale), playful paintings by local artist, Laura Gallagher hang in the store. During my visit I picked up a few holiday cards that were presented to me in an old-fashioned popcorn bag – a darling touch!

Annapolis - Main Street

Photo courtesy of Tangerine Boutique
Tangerine Boutique is a new shop that has fabulous clothing for different types of stylish ladies. Their versatile looks are adventurous and sophisticated.

Photo courtesy of Art Things, Inc.

Annapolis – The Village of West Annapolis

Art Things stocks tools for artists of all levels. Look for Mona Lisa’s smile and you’ll find an astounding range of fine art, graphic, and craft supplies. You’re in store for a treat when you shop in the Village of West Annapolis.

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Canoe and Kayak

The Maritime Republic of Eastport

Annapolis Canoe and Kayak has canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and all gear needed for the water. You can even try their equipment at the floating dock on Spa Creek. Shopping sure works up an appetite. Visit Restaurant Row on Severn Avenue to satisfy every taste.

Photo courtesy of Dragonfly

Eastern Shore - Easton

Dragonfly is a trendy upscale women’s boutique. Dragonfly won What’s Up? Best of Eastern Shore awards several times. They carry the latest fashions from well-known designers, dazzling accessories, and lovely perfumes. Enjoy finding the perfect presents at the many independent shops in Easton.

Photo courtesy of St. Michaels 
Business Association

Eastern Shore - St. Michaels

The Christmas Shop offers the charms of the Eastern Shore and specialty gifts from around the world. The streets of St. Michaels are lined with stores full of goodies.

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