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The holidays are fast approaching and its time to starting making your shopping lists. This year, take a moment to think outside the box.  Who says a great gift needs to come from a big box store, a fancy specialty shop in the mall or via the internet?  Norwood Young America is not your average community, there are several wonderful and useful gifts that can be purchased right here. No travel necessary!!

Who couldn’t use a tank of gas or a car wash or even an oil change? What about an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle? Or better yet, who wouldn’t love to have their vehicle detailed.   We have several locally owned and operated shops right here in town with gift certificates available!

Why wait in line for hours in the cold when you can get that special guy a new flat screen T.V. right here in town? Looking for a heartfelt gift for that specially lady in your life? Give the gift of relaxation and pampering several businesses offer services such as massage, hair and nail services.

With all the crazy holiday hussle and bussle who wouldn’t LOVE to relax and enjoy some free time while someone else plows the driveway or cleans the house. There are local professionals waiting for your call.

What about after the holiday’s are over and spring is in the air? The gift of lawn mowing services will help free up that special someone’s busy calendar and allow them to enjoy more of their summer. And then there is always the fun home maintenance stuff that comes up, getting their driveway sealed, or garden planted might be the best gift your loved one has ever received.

What about a gift certificate to one of the local restaurants where you could share a meal and some good conversation. Or how about taking Grandma to the grocery store for a cart full of groceries?

These are just a few of the many opportunities you have to Shop Local this holiday season; you just need to use your imagination. The holidays are about caring and by shopping locally and showing your community support you are also encouraging local small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday.  In addition to shopping small, let’s all Shop Local.

The Norwood Chamber of Commerce has also started their annual Holiday Promotion.

When you make a purchase at a local business that is a chamber member have your flyer signed. Once you have the required number of signatures/stamps leave your completed flyer with your name, address, and phone number at that business and you will be entered to win one of many fabulous gifts. Now, what’s better then the chance to show your support to your local community while getting all your holiday shopping done AND have the chance to win something great for yourself!!holiday-promo-16

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