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Super Saturday

Spend $50 on Super Saturday (aka Shop Small Day)

Chamber Retailers as of 4/29/20:

518 Liquor & Wine

A1 Tactical & Safety

Ace Hardware of Oliver Springs

ACME Block & Brick, Inc.

All-Star Promotions

All Teased Up

Amazing Bakes Cookies & Cakes

An Eye for Detail

Auto Collision Experts

Baggett Pharmacy, Inc.

Best Roofs

Blue Springs Marina - Crows Nest

Brett’s Auto & Small Engine Repair

Brown’s Greenhouse

Buddy’s Bar B Q

Bunch Marine

Burger Station 120

Cadillac Grill

Caney Creek Resorts

Caramella Bistro

Chase Drugs

Christmas Lumber Co.

C.R. Barger & Sons

Cracker Barrel

Don Eduardo’s Mexican Grill

Duncan Family Automotive

Dunkin' Donuts

Earl Duff Subaru

East Tennessee Pool & Spa

Eddie's Body Shop

Emory Lane Boutique

Focus Roane

Food City of Harriman

Food City of Kingston

Foust Family Fitness

G&G Gunshop

Garrett & Sons Flooring

Gary’s Tire

Gateway IGA

Gateway Spirits

Gondolier Restaurant

Goodwill Industries

Handee Burger

Harvey's Furniture

JAE Fitness

Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln

Jerry’s Bait Shop

KFrances

Kingston Express Lube

Crawford Family Chiropractic

Live and Let Live Drug Store

Long Island Marina & Yacht Club

Los Primos Mexican Restaurant

Lowe's Home Improvement

Meme's Restaurant

Mike's Body Shop

Mulch & More

Old Capital Public House

Patterson's Home Appliance Center

Potters Ace Hardware

Recovered Relics

Reynolds Racing & Marine

Scandlyn Lumber Co. - Kingston

Shape Up

Shoney's - Harriman

Smokehouse Bar & Grill

Subway

Surf’s Up Car Wash

Tennessee's Finest Awards & Frameworks

The UPS Store

Tractor Supply Company

Tri-County Parts & Equipment

Turpins Auto Repair

Van Dan & Sons

Wal-Mart Super Center

Whitestone Inn

X-Press Window Tinting

Zaxby’s

Super Saturday (aka Shop Small Day)

Small Business Saturday has become recognized nationally as a day to shop local and has become an annual promotion from American Express.  The Roane Chamber has called it Super Saturday and has been encouraging residents to spend at least $50 locally on that day to support our small independent retailers who often get overlooked around Black Friday.

“Spending your money locally in Roane County is important year-round,” said Chamber Manager Tori May, the Roane Alliance, “but this time of year, when everyone is planning what they will be buying for Christmas is the best time to remind everyone to shop local too. And we encourage everyone to think about spending at least $50 locally because if everyone did, it would be a big economic impact for our local businesses and the entire county.”

For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community, according to one nationally known 'shop local' advocacy group. The sales tax created from local purchases helps fund our community and schools plus provides vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs and trash collection. Nothing returns to the community when those same purchases are made online, and it’s a much greener choice than driving outside the county to shop.

Buying local means believing in your community enough to invest in it. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, there are many other benefits to shopping in Roane County. Still need convinced to close your Amazon app and shop local?

  • Local business owners often sell local or unique products not found online;
  • Local businesses tend to give back and support other local businesses;
  • Local businesses are usually one-of-a-kind and can help make the community special, even providing visitors a reason to shop in Roane;
  • Local business owners can be more passionate about the products and typically take more time with their customers, developing personal connections and creating a more custom shopping experience; and
  • Local businesses need everyone’s support to remain in the community.

We need small businesses, and they need us – so get out and shop local and shop often!

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