5th-Annual Small Business Market this weekend


The Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee is planning the fifth annual Small Business Market on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, at Saint Patrick Gym in Weston.  
The event is part of the committee’s effort to promote Small Business Saturday, an American Express promotion.
“We are so fortunate to have participated for these past five years with American Express.  The company sends us some wonderful marketing materials for the event,” explained Julia Spelsberg, committee member.
“We will distribute the bags at our Small Business Market but will also be giving a bag full of marketing goodies to small businesses in Weston who are participating in our Small Business Passport promotion this year.”
The Small Business Passport entails the retailer providing a $25 gift certificate or gift to the organizers. The passport will have the names of each participating business.   
The participant only has to have the participating business owner check off their business on the passport.  Shoppers who fill up 80 percent of their passports, enter the passport into a drawing for gifts from the small businesses.  
We will start the Passport Contest on Friday, Nov. 24, and have the drawing on Dec. 15,” explained Spelsberg.  
“If a business wants to participate they only have to call the City Building and we will get in touch.”
Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the market on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People are invited to bring their children to visit Santa.  Pet owners are also welcome to bring well-behaved pets for a Santa visit.   
Businesses expected to
participate in this years event are:
Kristy Aldridge: Paint Misbehavin’  (Saturday only)
Melissa Neely : Wreathes
Carol Wolfe: basketry
Debbie Clem
Julia Spelsberg: gift bags
Barb Tanner: homemade woven items
Joyce Greenlief:  original art
Karen Pennebaker:  jewely art, woven bags, etc
Amanda Hanline:  handmade jewelry, ceramic items, etc
Carol Pennington: Lularoe clothing (Saturday only)
Debbie Wilt: Crochet items, etc. (Saturday only)
Pam Williams:  candle, wax melts, etc.
Kay Knotts:  beaded wall hangings, crochet, sewing items
Darlene Cottrill:various wood crafts
Mary Keigley:  crochet items, etc.
Violet Bush: jellies, jams, apple butter
Bob Rinehart:  original art
Suzie Oliverio: Thirty One
Diane Ocheltree:  Thrive products
Josh Moneypenny:  Sweet Treats
Rebecca Ball:  Bath soaking salts, custom oil blends, body rubs and more
Judy McWhorter: original cloth purses (Friday only)
Adilena’s Goats Milk Soap
Dean Bennett
Belinda Watkins: Lularoe Clothing (Friday only)
Bob Mills
Michelle Carpenter
Feather’s Popcorn
 Patty Murphy, of Clarksburg – wreaths and floral arrangements
 Becky Wine, of Weston – fairy gardens
Vicki Allman, Glenville – Color Strip nail strips
Jason Sell, of Clarksburg – aromatherapy and natural body care items, including aromatherapy, inhalers, rolls-ons, bath salts, salves, lip balms and more
 Mary Byrne, of Gassaway – Bear Hollow Essentials – oils, diffusers
Sarah Smarr, of Weston – baked goodies and crafts
Mountain Roots Market, of Weston – bakery and craft items
Tom Shackleford, of Weston – wood crafted home decor
 Becca Starcher
Tupperware and Mary Kay
 Lisa Butler - Hard tack candy and Scentsy
 Laura Parks - creative baby  items
 Michelle Gum - Crafted items


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