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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday 2022

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday 2022

Many local businesses are ready for Holiday Shopping (see our Holiday Gift Guide for ideas). Ask about Small Business Saturday and Black Friday Sales when you visit. The following businesses have alerted us to their current special offers: ERGO Grips Bethel Community...

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Holiday Gift Idea for 2020

Holiday Gift Idea for 2020

Shopping locally is easier and more satisfying than a longer drive to a big, impersonal city. Here are some ideas for creative gift-giving available through local shops and services. Printable version: GEM - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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Coming Soon — The GEM Card

Coming Soon — The GEM Card

Shop Local -- Support Local just got easier. The Greater East Mountain (GEM) Chamber is making it easier to find and support local businesses. The GEM Card is free at participating businesses and includes a link to discover other local businesses and services you need...

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“Open for Business” – Just in Different Ways

“Open for Business” – Just in Different Ways

"OPEN for BUSINESS - Just in Different Ways"   (click for full list of businesses) Many local businesses are operating in different ways, creatively trying to serve the community without risking the safety of their employees or customers. Shopping locally supports our...

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Ways to Keep Our Local Economy Going

Ways to Keep Our Local Economy Going

Our local businesses are working and adapting to fulfill community needs during this unprecedented time. Most local small businesses have the flexibility to be very accommodating, so call them and place an order for pick up. Conduct business with them over the phone...

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Why Shopping Locally Matters

Why Shopping Locally Matters

Our business and community prosperity are inseparably linked, THAT’S WHY SHOPPING LOCALLY MATTERS. On the national news, we hear of economic crisis as a fallout of COVID-19. How can we help assure our community doesn’t suffer serious economic impact? We all have a...

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LOCAL Businesses are OPEN

LOCAL Businesses are OPEN

LOCAL Businesses are OPEN - Most are doing there best, stepping up extra precautions, and ready to serve you. You may notice items temporarily removed from restaurant tables (ask for them), you may not be able to bring in your refillable mug (disposables will be...

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Small Business Saturday – Nov 30

Small Business Saturday – Nov 30

Get your holiday shopping started and enjoy time out and about with family on Small Business Saturday - November 30. This is the 10th Anniversary of this event, created by American Express to support small businesses. Here in the East Mountains, the majority of our...

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