Corvallis Gears up for “Buy Local First”

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  If you missed out on deep discounts of Black Friday, you still have Small Business Saturday. In Corvallis, the annual event is known as “Buy Local First Day.” This year, the event will be on Dec. 6. Many shoppers downtown say they want to avoid the big crowds at the malls. Instead, they … Continue reading »

Stores Open Earlier on Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — The holiday season is officially here and that also means holiday shopping season is now underway. Shoppers lined up at least two hours in advance of JCPenney’s 5 p.m. opening at the Valley River Center Mall. The line wrapped around the corner of the building. This group of pre-Black Friday shoppers are … Continue reading »

Small Businesses Have Holiday Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Year after year Kelly Webber makes it a point to shop at mom and pop stores on small business Saturday. “I do it every year. I’ve done it for the past three years now so I look for it. I’m signed onto the Facebook thing and everything,” said Webber. This year she … Continue reading »

Local Shops Push Small Business Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Small businesses everywhere were hoping to take part in Small Business Saturday. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers are encouraged to check out the little shops in their own towns. Owners of the Oregon Constant Gardener on West 11th heard about the event just recently. They said they have high hopes for … Continue reading »