January 18, 2022

Off to a slow start

November 29, 2021

It was a slow Small Business Saturday in Cortland, with several shops failing to attract customers for sales. “It’s my worst Saturday of the year,” said Steve Wineburg, owner of Bernard’s Custom Logo & Engraving. […]

Ringing in the sales

November 26, 2021

Small Business Saturday kicks off the most important buying season for area mom-and-pop shops this weekend, and they could cash in on worries about when online gifts might arrive. “It’s huge,” Bob Haight, president and […]

Don’t wait for holiday deliveries

October 29, 2021

Bob Haight has a solution to those supply chain problems that mean a 45% longer wait for Christmas gifts delivered from overseas: Buy local. “It’s a big topic and it’s definitely impacting us here in […]

Locals turn out for Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2020

For Vicki Besler, losing annual events like prom and in-person college graduations due to the coronavirus was hard. As the owner of Shaw and Boehler Florist in Cortland, those are some of the largest events […]

Local merchants set for Small-Business Saturday

November 27, 2020

Shopping local for the holidays takes a certain amount of creativity. Most of the world’s 2 billion websites aren’t going to be very helpful (as if they would be, anyhow), so as Small Business Saturday […]

Small Business Saturday offers discounts, deals

November 27, 2019

Small Business Saturday returns to Cortland this weekend, with 28 area restaurants and retailers offering special promotions in an annual event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and sponsored by the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce. […]