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:
“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.”
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:
Downtown Troy Unites for Small Business Saturday
CBS 6, Nov. 29, 2014
This story was also covered by Time Warner Cable News.
Troy Sees Influx of Shoppers on ‘Small Business Saturday’
TWC News Staff, Nov. 29, 2014