Oneida County Shop Small Business Week Begins June 29th


Oneida County in partnership with Mohawk Valley EDGE, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley and Oneida County Tourism will designate the week of June 29th as “Shop Small Business Week.” Details can be found on

The Small Business Administration’s “National Small Business Week” usually held in the first week of May was postponed this year because of the pandemic. But as we move through Phase 3 and businesses reopen and adjust to new operating conditions, it is important that we as a community get out and shop local.

How can you get involved?

Shop Small: Each day all our of the participating partners will be posting and drawing your attention to many of the great small businesses in our community. Each day will be a different theme!

  • Main Street Monday: Many of our small Towns and Villages rely heavily on their Main Street storefronts to bring sales tax revenue and foot traffic into their downtowns.
  • Grati-Tuesday: Many personal service providers and restaurants have been closed for months. Let’s show our appreciation and leave a few extra dollars on the tip!
  • Wellness Wednesday: Self-care is probably more important than ever. Get that kale smoothie, do some outdoor yoga, buy a new journal, take a zoom fitness class. Whatever you need to feel refreshed, find a new way to rock Wednesday!
  • Thirsty Thursday: From your morning coffee to your happy hour beer. Stay hydrated with your favorite local beverage.
  • Burger and Fry-day: Getting ready to head to the store to pick up food for your July 4th party? Think of your local stores first! The selection and quality, can’t be beat!
  • Small Business Saturday: As you begin to celebrate 4th of July, think of all the ways in which you shopped local during the week and post your favorites to social media!

Post your Shop Small purchases on social media for a chance to win local prizes:

Use the #LoyaltoLocal315 hashtag on your social media posts for a chance to win special prizes each day. Prizes include items from Almost Local, Liberty Car Wash, Universal Wellness, Saranac Brewery, Copper City Brewery, Edible Arrangements, Bonomo’s, Enchanted Forest Water Safari and Cayo Industrial Horror Realm!

Read the full press release here