Tupper chamber presents Small Business Saturday

TUPPER LAKE–The Chamber of Commerce will host Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 to celebrate and support local businesses in the town.

Chamber secretary and volunteer Susan Fitzpatrick said 16 businesses have already signed up for the event, which allows residents to invest in the local economy and show community pride. Businesses include Wild Supply Co., Well Dressed Food, The Health Hub, Sun Creation, Spruce & Hemlock County Store, Raquette River Brewing, P-2’s Irish Pub and the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, among others.

“Small Business Saturday is so important to keep the money in the economy for the town and village of Tupper Lake,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s a great event to get people to come out and shop at our businesses.”

Participating businesses will offer a variety of shopping incentives and sales, including discounts, free drinks and food samples from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., she said. Businesses interested in registering can do so by contacting the chamber of commerce at 518-359-3328 or through email at info@tupperlake.com. Registration ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Additionally, the chamber will provide a fire pit with Christmas carols, sang by volunteers from the Tupper Lake Middle-High School chorus, at Veterans Memorial Park on Park Street, where attendees can roast marshmallows and make s’mores from 1 to 3 p.m.

The chamber and information office at 121 Park St. will also give out maps of the participating business locations, have a free holiday photo booth throughout the day and will hand out free Tupper Lake window stickers with the village’s new logo, while supplies last.

“People should come out to finish up or start christmas shopping, shop at the recently opened stores and be aware of the great sales and businesses that are in the community,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’ll be really fun.”

Other events taking place in town include Artisan Saturday at the Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive and Lunch with Santa at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 36 High St., according to the chamber’s website.

The Wild Center will host its event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring local artisans, including artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather good makers, photogragaphers and more. The event will also include live music, free gift wrapping, crafts for kids and seasonal snacks from the Waterside Cafe. There is a $5 admission fee for the Artisan Saturday fair, which includes access to the exhibits. Admission is free for members and children ages 4 and under.

Lunch with Santa, which is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Kiwanis Club, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and will include a menu of hot dogs, chips and cookies, according to the chamber’s website. Children will get to spend time with honorary guest Santa Claus and tell him what they’d like for Christmas.