Support your Local Businesses

Support your local small businesses. On Black Friday and the weeks that follow, you can play your part in giving your locally owned companies a strong finish to end the year by shopping locally.


When you support your local businesses, more of your money will be kept in your local economy. This means more tax dollars to fuel better roads, buildings and local services. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community, according to a civic economics study by the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics. This is compared to $43 of the $100 staying in the community if you shop at a national chain. Keep your money local while still enjoying the thrill of Black Friday shopping by keeping an eye out for specific promotions and deals being offered by your favorite local businesses. Watch their social media feeds and look for ads in your local publications.


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to implement varying in-person shopping restrictions, depending on their state government’s requirements. This has nudged locally owned companies to shift their customer interactions into more of a digital and pick-up space where customers can order items online and come to the store for pickup, requiring limited interaction. Check with your favorite local business to see what kinds of limitations there may be this Black Friday, and find out how you can best support them during the holiday shopping season. With many small businesses offering contactless shopping thanks to technology and digital platforms, there’s never been an easier time to support your local companies online.


Stop in have a cup of coffee, enjoy a glass of wine or buy a bottle or two, buy some flowers, shop for the holidays, buy a gift card, get fit or plan a winter weekend getaway. Here is a list of several businesses throughout the state of Missouri. Thank you for supporting these local businesses.

Sassy Junk Boutique

Changes N Time

Dale Hollow Winery

Reed & Sons Jewelers

White River Bath & Body

Split Arrow Boutique

East and West Co.

Goetze Bros. Carpet & Furniture, Inc.

Kay’s Kreations 2019

The Ranch House

Winding Road Gifts & Interiors

Bella Boutique

Jen’s Fit Group

Old Village Mercantile Caledonia

Hello Belle

American Elm Market

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Silver Dollar City

Top Notch Clothing

Sight & Sound Theatres

Timber Ridge Winery

Sprinkling with Holly (Pink Zebra Independent Consultant)

Plan a Winter Getaway

Big Cedar Lodge

Old Kinderhook at the Lake of the Ozarks

Branson Shores Resort

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks

Great Wolf Lodge