Small Business Saturday throughout Cattaraugus County

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Why should you buy local this Holiday Season?  Shop Small on Small Business Saturday.

There has been increased awareness about the personal, community, and economic benefits of buying local in recent years. Not only are you supporting your neighbors and community members directly, but they in turn then are more likely to buy local further growing the community. This also reduces the environmental impact by lowering transportation necessity. You're creating good jobs, helping to keep your community unique by encouraging one of a kind businesses to open up, inviting people to remain a part of your community for many years and also putting your taxes to good use. 

Small Business Saturday, #ShopSmall or #SmallBusinessSaturday, always happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year falling on the 28th.  Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 as a way to encourage shoppers to patronize businesses that are small and local.  This was in counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores.  Started almost surprisingly by American Express, it wasn't until the next year in 2011 that the day became official with governors, mayors, senators and even President Obama voicing support for Small Business Saturday. 

So where should you shop in Cattaraugus County?  Here are just some suggestions of the great places you can visit on Saturday.  Some may end up becoming your new favorite!

Ellicottville/Great Valley:  For more Ellicottville shops, visit
Adventure Bound on the Fly- Outdoor Gear, camping, SUP, kayaking, knowledgeable staff.
Earth Arts- Distinctive works including pottery, blown glass, wood, jewelry, decorations.  Antiques & Interiors- Antiques, unusual, classic, trendy, fun furniture, vintage clothing.
Bear Mountain Furniture & Mattress- wood, quality craftsmanship, variety of styles. 

Salamanca: For more Salamanca businesses, visit
Hampshire Mills- Native American Gifts, Kitchen Gadgets, Outdoor & Seasonal, Toys/Puzzles.
Antique Mall- Over 1000 vendors, find just about anything!
Mongillo's Jewelers- Engraving, Jewelry/watch sales, repair, fine gifts.
Worth W. Smith- Family owned and operated with wide selection and great prices!  Check out some of their Black Friday deals here.

Olean/Portville: For more Olean businesses, visit Greater Olean Area Chamber websiteMiller's Farm Market- Girls Shopping Day on Sat!  Locally grown flowers and produce.
Cabinet World- cabinetry, tile, plumbing fixtures, furniture, design services. 
Willoughby's Furniture- Solid wood store, framed prints, braided rugs, hand-made gifts.
Brittani's Country Loft- Locally made homemade decor.  Repurposed furniture.   

The Inkwell- Quality Art Supplies, local artists gallery, large format prints, framing.
Fat Root, LLC Horseradish- The best horseradish around.
BearKat Alpaca Farm Gift Shop- items made of Alpaca fleece, socks, hats, sweaters, blankets.
Anne's Market on Main- locally grown, organic, natural foods.  

Amish Collections- locally made Amish custom cabinetry, furniture, staircases.
Cozy Cabin Alpaca Farm- Alpaca clothing, stuffed animals, knives, candles, seasonal gifts.
Heaven Scent/Copy Central- Gifts, home decor, Ear Candles, spinners, wreaths, swags.
Jesse's Toy Box- Train tables, lego tables, puppet theater, play kitchen, dollhouses, candy.

Randolph/Steamburg: For more Randolph businesses, visit
Randolph Retail Company- eclectic collection of gifts, clothing, jewelry, home decor.
Hide-A-Way Restaurant- Prime Rib Dinners, seafood specialties, Saturday Buffet-delicious!
Highbanks Campground- Make a reservation for next year in a cabin, or RV site.
Countryside Wine & Spirits- tis the Season and who doesn't want wine as a gift? 

Amish Trail: For more businesses in this area, visit
Hideaway Archery- bows and arrows, lessons and leagues as well!  Perfect for late season.
Paparazzki Photography- family, newborn, maternity, unique settings and accessories.
Mystic Hill Olde Barn Country Gift Shop- Country and Rustic merchandise, local Amish wares.
Mager Mountain Alpacas- So Soft Gift Shop has stuffed animals, fashion, yarn, rugs, mittens.

Something Scrolled Wood Art- Wooden Rustic gifts, baked goods.
The Co-Op Yesterday & Today- Antiques of all kinds!
Black Raven Pottery- Holiday Open House on Nov 22nd, one of a kind functional pottery.
Chanderson's Steak & Seafood- offering a Thanksgiving dinner to go also! 

Franklinville/Farmersville/Lyndon:  Visit for more businesses!
Old Toad Wood Creations- Handmade Nautical Boats, tables, standing light houses.
Heart of Franklinville- Garden Statuaries in large variety.
Ontario Knife Company- 125 years of knife, cutlery & tool manufacturing.  Visit online.
The Woods at Bear Creek- Glamping resort with outdoor activities- book a stay for 2016! 

Little Valley/Mansfield:
Cardinal Acre Alpacas- Alpaca farm visits daily, variety of alpaca wear in their shop.
John Sixt & Son Lumber- Hardware store, doors, bathroom, energy management.
Mansfield Arms & Ammo- Buy or sell pistols, rifles, shotguns, ammo, accessories.

East Otto Country Associates- homemade pottery & original watercolor paintings.
Schwartz's Antiques & Surplus- oldest shop in the County, large inventory, reasonable prices. Images by Michael- On location and in studio portrait photography, wall art, Giclee prints.
Memories in Motion Video Service- video-taping and editing of weddings, birthdays.

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