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11/18/15

I am experiencing something new that is making me truly appreciate the local stores in Scott County. I am in the middle of purchasing a new house. In that process, I have realized there are plenty of things that I need for our new dwelling. Décor at our previous residence doesn’t seem to match the new surroundings, so off to shopping I go. Fall is a wonderful time of year. Colors are warm and local stores are bulking up for the upcoming Holiday Season. Now is the perfect time to visit those storefronts and begin exploring what treasures this community truly holds.
In my quest for a new sofa, bedding and bookshelf, I will of course be visiting our local Chamber of Commerce members like Lay Family Furniture and Valu-Mart. I could not even imagine not shopping local, after all they are the first to invest in this community I call home. It is through their tax revenue that my children have attended a wonderful school with roads that were accessible and emergency services that answered the call of need. So, without a second thought, my quest for furnishings begin. Upon looking at the selection, colors and patterns are shown to me that I can easily order if not in stock, I am finding that perfect new sofa and a good night’s slumber from local stores. With stores being full of inventory, it hard to believe anyone would find the need to drive out of town for their new furniture. Yet, the exploration is only beginning. I have my list ready to support local carpenters, electricians, window cleaners, hardware stores, retail stores, and even specialty shops that make the candles and scents to warm my house with inviting smells of fall. When finished, my home will be filled with all the flavor a local community…my friends and family who are living their dreams in your backyard. My family will be able to truly enjoy making memories in our new home because in the treasures that make it feel warm and cozy came from our local friends.
With the Holiday Season knocking on the door, the Chamber of Commerce is working diligently to help you understand all the unique shopping opportunities to help enable your family to make this season that fills the hearts of not only those on your Holiday list, but supporting your friends and neighbors, enabling them to support their families. It is truly a circle of support that depends on everyone doing their part to see our community flourish this season. Why do we do what we do? Because we at the Chamber of Commerce understands to better Scott County, we must be willingly to support Scott County. Shopping local is one of the fun ways to do just that. After all, why not? If you are out looking for a unique gift, why not stop at Phillips Merle Norman, Plateau Drug Center, The Primitive Barn, The Framing Gallery, The Good Ole Days Vendor Mall, Trophy Masters, or Bear Creek Candles. Wanting that homemade delicious factor at your party or meals? SugarBrooks, RaeZacks, County BBQ, Scott County Food Court, Preston’s Lee’s Chicken, McDonalds, Firehouse Pizza, El Rey’s to just name a few, can help you fill that need. Looking for that perfect place for that holiday party? Possum Trot, Amelia’s, Scott County Senior Citizens Center have your covered. How about a gift card for a gift? Mikes Service Station, BSF Vapors, Vapor Max, Tennessee Outdoors Store, Big Orange Window Tinting, Salvage LLC, Oneida Book & Gift, Custom Greg’s, Ellis Sales, Roark’s Service Station, or Lee’s Stations. Do you need to work some pounds off before those holiday pounds get added? Fightanium MMA or South Fork Physical Therapy are great places to start. Of course we can’t forget our grocers, Wal-Mart, Save-A-Lot, Helenwood Foods and Scenic Foods. And, we couldn’t forget those local florist who make our homes/businesses lovely…Milford’s Flower Shop and Andy’s Flower Shoppe. We love all these local favorites.
As you can see the list is long and it is just the tip of the shopping in your hometown. Local stores, whether they are small shops or franchise chains are investing in inventory and training to make sure that you, their customer, can have the best experience possible. When you shop with them, the whole community becomes stronger because your investment becomes our investment. So, get that Holiday spirit on, our county is filled with goodies for this season just waiting to be found in the best county in the state….SCOTT.

AUTHOR - Stacey Kidd