West Side Business News & Notes
Medina shops participating in Small Business Saturday
MEDINA — Locally owned and operated shops in the Historic District of Medina will participate in Small Business Saturday Nov. 30. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., many shops on and around the Square will be open for shopping.
“Small Business Saturday started out as a marketing campaign for a huge credit card company, but then it took on a life of its own,” said Matt Wiederhold, Main Street Medina executive director. “The name — Small Business Saturday — has a ring to it, and people began to really think about how important it is to shop locally owned and operated stores and restaurants. When you spend your paycheck locally, anywhere from 20 to 40 percent more stays in the local economy, rather than being sent to corporate headquarters or to pay franchise fees. We hear so many people say that they just love the Square and how quaint the city feels. What we’re asking is that residents and visitors make a conscious decision to support Medina-based businesses.”
The Medina Square and historic district feature free, on-street parking and parking in lots adjacent to the district.
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe opening for the holidays
COPLEY — The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe at River City Gift Shoppes will take place Dec. 5 at 8 a.m.
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe is family owned and operated and provides candies, giftware, balloons and greeting cards intended to remind customers of their childhood memories.
Co-owners Roger and Kathie Joseph and Bob and Judy Gager will welcome the Copley Chamber of Commerce and guests at the 8 a.m. chamber meeting.
“Grandpa Joe’s has something for all candy lovers, both young and old,” said Judy Gager. “This is where old-fashion meets newfangled!”
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe is located at 1265 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-666-2563 or visit www.grandpajoescandyshoppe.com.
Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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