Enjoy Troy Small Businesses

Photo by Erin Pihlaja, Downtown Troy BID

Photo by Erin Pihlaja, Downtown Troy BID

The Enjoy Troy Co. is a small business committed to supporting other small businesses. In November 2014, The Enjoy Troy Co. worked with The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District to enlist community volunteers to screen print 200 reusable “enjoy troy.” shopping totes for Small Business Saturday in Downtown Troy, New York.

Both the screen printing event and Small Business Saturday were huge successes, with at least one store — our friends at Artcentric Gallery, 266 River Street — reporting the second best business day of the year. From WNYT News Ch. 13:

Enjoy Troy WNYT Ch. 13

“Today is almost as good as our Victorian Stroll, which is our biggest day of the year,” says Lockrow.

Her store was filled with customers looking for that one of a kind gift like Jean Gunther who says her daughter lives in the Bronx, but she’s very proud of her Trojan roots.

“So I’m buying her Enjoy Troy items,” says Gunther. “Our family takes a Christmas picture every year that we use for the following Christmas and I’m doing enjoy troy t-shirts for us.”

Pihlaha says Artcentric is a great example of the small businesses in Troy highlighting what makes them different. She says it’s about a person who could be a friend or a neighbor offering you more than just a place to shop.

“Not only that, you’re giving back to your community,” says Pihlaha. “The dollars that you spend in a locally owned business, stay in your community. It isn’t always about money. Sometimes it’s just about community and that’s important.”

Enjoy Troy WNYT Ch. 13

Watch the WNYT News Ch. 13 News Story Online:

This story was also covered by WRGB CBS 6.

Watch the WRGB Ch. 6 News Story Online:

Enjoy Troy CBS 6

Downtown Troy Unites for Small Business Saturday
CBS 6, Nov. 29, 2014

This story was also covered by Time Warner Cable News.

Enjoy Troy Time Warner Cable

Troy Sees Influx of Shoppers on ‘Small Business Saturday’
TWC News Staff, Nov. 29, 2014

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