Shoppers still supporting local business

Shoppers still supporting local business

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Small business Saturday was a success for many businesses in the tri-state and they are still seeing the financial benefits as the holiday shopping continues.

Farmhouse Charm has been very busy ever since small business Saturday. The store may not be located in a busy, commercial area in Evansville, but owner Kiersten Stahl says customers have not forgotten about it.

“Its been great! Yes! We have been busy everyday, especially when we do events, we love promoting local businesses and getting the community out. It has been wonderful," said Stahl.

Large department stores are often on the minds of shoppers this time of year, so Stahl and her staff make sure to support other local businesses as well.

“Well, I am a maker myself, and that is how it kind of started out. I make our shirts and our greeting cards and I knew that when we started this, that I wanted to promote other makers. So, our bath and body is all locally made, our jewelry, coffee, candles. We try to get everything local as much as we can," said Stahl.

As a business owner, Stahl says she understands the struggles of other local makers.

“We have so many makers that can’t afford or don’t want to have their own brick and mortar, so we just love that we are able to have their products in here and help support them follow their dreams," said Stahl.

While so customers have kept her small business very busy this holiday season, she believes the community has done a great job in remembering local stores.

“I think it’s important to them and the movement, I think, has been greater than ever to shop local. We have the best customers in the world and we just appreciate it. We are still shocked everyday that more and more people are finding us and coming out to see our little store," said Stahl.

With over two weeks left until Christmas, there is still time for you to get out and support local businesses as well.

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