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Shop Small Stratford Returns for the 2022 Holiday Season

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Saturday, November 26th

The Town of Stratford is once again inviting residents to support small businesses as the Shop Small Stratford campaign kicks-off the holiday shopping season. Mayor Laura R. Hoydick has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, November 26th – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – “Shop Small Stratford Day” in conjunction with the national program, Small Business Saturday.

Mellow Monkey, a Stratford based, award winning boutique is spearheading the campaign with support from The Stratford Department of Economic and Community Development and The Milford Bank.

According to the proclamation, “small businesses have significant impacts when they are supported and that includes boosting the economy, creating a variety of jobs, contributing to the local community, and enhancing cultural vitality.” Further, “shopping small means directly supporting another member of the community and that is what strengthens our Town, both socially and financially.”

The annual, one-day event capitalizes on Small Business Saturday which is nationally sponsored by American Express. According to the Small Business Administration, of the new jobs created between 1995 and 2020, small businesses accounted for 62% – 12.7 million compared to 7.9 million by large enterprises.

Small Stratford business participating include:

Mellow Monkey

Natures Way Health Foods

Two Roads Brewing

The Pickle Barrel  Specialty Food Market

Windmill Tavern Famous Hot Dogs and American Cuisine

Gaetanos Deli

Duchess Diner

2129 Edge Fitness Club

Connecticut Saw Tool (Specialty Repair and Related Services)

Hong Kong Cafe

Electrical Wholesalers (Electronic Parts and Equipment Wholesaler)

Td Vietnam Palace

S S Wine Liquor Warehouse

One Stop Plumbing Supply

Main Wah Restaurant

24 7 Express Specialty Food Market

Wines Unlimited

Lisas Take-Out Restaurant Catering

Two Roads Brewing Company

Spot Cleaners

Tower Equipment Durable Goods Wholesaler

Last Call Wines Liquors

Salon Spa Services

Edward J Dillon and Sons Florist

The Executive Chef Catering Company

The Hudson Paper Company

Perfect Nails Salon Spa Services

Star Pizza Family Restaurant Pizzeria

Red Cherry Nail Spa

Di Romas Pizza Pizzeria

Drew Design Commercial Photography

Pack-N-Ship Toys Hobbies,Toys and Games Store

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