While Black Friday remains a huge part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, awareness is growing of Small Business Saturday alongside increasing support for small business in our communities.

While Black Friday remains a huge part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, awareness is growing of Small Business Saturday alongside increasing support for small business in our communities.

According to the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, nearly 80 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed indicated they would do at least some of their holiday shopping at small, independently-owned retailers or restaurants. Approximately 61 percent of consumers were aware of Small Business Saturday, a majority of which said they plan to shop at one of these small businesses on November 25.

In a promotion along these lines, the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Camdenton Art League have partnered for a holiday business hop promotion throughout the season, and an impressive 61 businesses are participating. Running for one month, the purpose of the hop is to introduce new customers to local businesses. A focus of the Camdenton Art League is to use art to improve the economic climate of Camdenton.

Here are five retail stores participating in the Camdenton Business Hop that you’ll want to be sure to check out to start checking off that gift list. 

1. Vintage Soul

The name about says it all! Find cool vintage, repurposed and up-cycled home decor - large and small - at this shop at 9 Caulfield Street. The store is now dressed for the season with additional wreaths and ornaments for sale.

2. Keeney Street Cottage

Known for crafty classes, this little shop at 24 Keeney Street also offers some great gifts made “in-house,” including cute coffee mugs, holiday ornaments and custom baby onesies. For the really busy, Keeney Street Cottage also has an online store.

3. Camdenton Farm & Garden

One of the most well-established small business on this list, Camdenton Farm & Garden has been serving the area for more than 25 years. This is a fun store to visit whether you’re a country bumpkin or city slicker. You’ll find bulk supplies for the farm as well as gifts for the nature lover, such as bird feeders and heirloom garden seeds. 

4. Jack’s Sporting Goods

This store at 1289 US 54 is one of those places you could wander for hours. The name doesn’t quite do it justice as you can find much more here than sporting goods, though there’s plenty of those items too. Better described as an old-fashioned variety store or mercantile, find firearms and hardware, athletic wear and candy and lifejackets and kayaks all under one roof.

5. Family Train Center

All aboard! For the kid in all of us, check out this store at 2 Camden Court, S.E., that offers all things model trains. Find a wide selection of train sets, cars, tracks and accessories. They promise age appropriate sets that won’t break the bank.

A list of all businesses participating in the Camdenton Business Hop November 20-December 20

Advantage Printing & Signs

Alternative Remedies

American Family Insurance

Arrowmart Furniture & App

Auburn Pharmacy

Baba's Bistro & Catering

Bear Market Consignment

Beckett Motors

Best Deal Pawn

Bill's Art Center

Bunker Bar & Grill

Camdenton Farm & Garden

Camdenton Glass LLC

Camdenton Launderette

Camdenton Pawn & Jewelry

Chuckwagon Café

Copper Creations

Dairy Queen Camdenton

Desert Tan, LLC

Family Train Center

Fire Station Bar & Grill

First National Bank

Fleeces To Pieces

Heritage Bank of the Ozarks

Holiday Motors

Jack’s Sporting Goods

Jam Hair

Janine's Flowers

Karen's Hair Design

Lake Sun

Laker Drug

Lakeside Office Supply

M&R Electronics

Maasen Insurance Services

Monarch Salon

Motorcycle Doctor

Mr. McCheezy

Ozarkland

Paws Place

Penmac Staffing

Phoenix Home Care

Printing Inklings Co.

Puff N Snuff

RJ’s Restaurant

Ribs To Go

Schurman's Barber Shop

Scoops Ice Cream

Stewarts in Camdenton

Studio 5 Salon

Super Lube

The Butcher Shop

The Clipper

The Corner Boutique

The Funky Buffalo

The Groom Room, LLC

The Keeney Street Cottage

Two Heels Repair

US Cellular

Vintage Soul

Vinyl Boutique

Vitamin Village