2ND FRIDAYS Salutes Small Businesses

2ND Fridays Parma Heights has long been known as a leader in supporting small businesses and entrepreneurial growth. If you love to shop, or even if you just have to shop, this is your time to pay back the small businesses. Shopping locally, it's the best present that you can give to your community.

Parma Heights has been the smart choice for women seeking to start their own business. From the restaurant to the card shop, fitness centers and boutiques, Parma Heights business women rule. Small businesses, after all, aren’t owned by big corporations based on the other side of the country. They’re owned, and employ, our family and friends and neighbors. Small businesses create jobs. These same small businesses are the organizations that support your Little League team, Girls Scouts and local charities. Shopping at small businesses often means you’re putting your money directly back into your community. Local entrepreneurs who put their all into their businesses, usually solo or with a small team, deserve to have their hard work noticed and shared far and wide, not just on Small Business Saturday, but all year-round.

So when you’re shopping about for that special Christmas gift or on Small Business Saturday, check out these top places to buy gifts, have a drink in between stores, and even enjoy a rewarding meal after you’ve knocked out your list.

Thee Tree House has everything you need to get yourself good and centered. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, celebrating  3 years with an Anniversary event November 6th! Alongside hand-picked and affordable crystals, jewelry, and books covering all things spiritual, this woman-owned business also offers yoga sessions.  Rockport Bridals, 6686 Pearl Road, has bridal wear and ideas for the entire wedding party and Kim celebrates one year along with Diamond Strength Fitness, 6690 Pearl Rd, where Michelle empowers women in strength with both cardio and weight-training. Martini's Drive-thru Beverage is all decked out for the holidays and Renee has all your Holiday favorites for those who want to cruise through a liquor store without getting out of the car. Village Cards & Gifts, 6643 Pearl Road, is the best place to buy any stationary or cards that you need! Sophisticated fun, Christmas decor, Kedzie purses and jewelry. Linda has been running the store since 1982 and has the small presents that make a big impact. And at 168 Optical, 6315 Pearl Rd #206, Amy will help you get a new pair of eye wear for you to see clearly a wonderful Christmas this year!  

When local small businesses grow and succeed, their communities grow and succeed. If you want jobs in your community, if you want businesses in your community, you need to shop local. Keep up the good work, small business owners, I've already found a few great gifts, and that’s the holidays spirit! Supporting the local community!

Email: 2NDFRIPH@gmail.com 

Emery Pinter

Worked in marketing research, marketing, and was a Librarian and Bookstore Manager. Advocate for small businesses.  Member of the Dig, Plant, and Grow Garden Club

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