local businesses

For more than a decade, Small Business Saturday has been highlighting local companies during the holiday season. This campaign, created by American Express, aims “to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.” 

Shopping at small businesses is a great way to support your neighborhood – especially the day after Black Friday when big retailers are raking in cash. When you support local restaurants and retail shops, you can impact the entire community’s economy, putting money in the pockets of people who deserve it the most. Not only that, but it’s a great way to find unique and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.  

Community is so important to all of us at LGC. We love having the opportunity to work within our local communities and support them however we can. Because we have offices nationwide, we’ve tapped into a great network of small businesses. We asked the LGC team to share some of their favorites local businesses – here’s what they had to say:  

Jameson Loves Danger

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Primary Product/Service: Pet supplies and grooming salon
Referred by: Cat Duguay, Director of Marketing 

“I’ve been going to Jameson Loves Danger since I moved to Chicago 9 years ago. They such a great option for pet supplies and I’d rather give my money to a local business than to a chain store.” 

Three Arrows Oils

Location: Oxford, Ohio
Primary Product/Service: Essential oil rollers and necklaces
Referred by: Brittany Hunter, Executive VP Client Relations 

Divas’ Boutique

Location: Winchester, Indiana
Primary Product/Service: Womens clothing and accessories in a variety of sizes
Referred by: Brandy Smith, Regional VP 

Doyle’s Public House

Location: Tacoma, Washington
Primary Product/Service: Whiskey bar
Referred by: Marci Coyne, Executive Recruiter 

Otaku Attic

Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Primary Product/Service: Anime store
Referred by: Charlie M Navarro Barbosa, Senior Staffing Manager 

Here in Colorado, one of my favorite small businesses is Otaku Attic in Lakewood, CO. They’re a little anime merchandise shop right next to a local tattoo parlor that does monthly events, and the owners are the sweetest and most fun couple you’ll ever chat with.” 

Queen Ann’s Lace

Location: Festus, Missouri
Primary Product/Service: Womens clothing and jewelry
Referred by: Kali Smith, Branch VP 

“Such a cute little boutique with the best clothes!” 

Boards + Bubbles

Location: Ridgefield, Washington
Primary Product/Service: Charcuterie boards and grazing tables
Referred by: Jaime Horning, Executive VP & Member 

“This is my favorite place to get a charcuterie board for when I am entertaining and have company.  They are always a special treat to my guests! They make being a working mom easy!” 

Oxford Exchange | Cigar City Brewing

Location: Tampa, Florida
Primary Product/Service: European-inspired restaurant, bookstore, and coffee house | Craft beer brewery
Referred by: Jamie Lawyer, Southeast Region Area Director 

Pizza Shack | Niagara Tap | Latin Bowl

Location: Largo, Florida
Primary Product/Service: Italian grill | Sports bar | Healthy Latin cuisine
Referred by: Jamie Lawyer, Southeast Region Area Director 

The Flint Station

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Primary Product/Service: Bar and event space
Referred by: Kourtney Kenworthy, Executive Recruiter 

Hampton Designs Studio & Shop

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Primary Product/Service: Home décor and furniture from local artists
Referred by: Kelsie Gibson, Social Media Specialist 

Ezra L’Amour

Location: Melbourne, Florida
Primary Product/Service: Women’s clothing boutique
Referred by: Danielle Greenawalt | Videographer  

H Hindman & Co | The Caffeinery

Location: Muncie, Indiana
Primary Product/Service: Beauty salon | Sustainable coffee
Referred by: Brianna Maxwell, Data & Reporting Specialist 

Pots & Pans Pie Company | The Shop Indy

Location: Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN
Primary Product/Service: Sweet and savory pie shop | Sports and hometown themed apparel
Referred by: Brianna Maxwell, Data & Reporting Specialist 

Hank and Lilly’s Fountain Inn | Hank and Lilly’s Creekside

Location: Valmeyer, Illinois | Maeystown, Illinois
Primary Product/Service: Bar featuring food and live music | Full-service kitchen and bar with a and banquet hall
Referred by: Jennifer Sukup, VP of MarketStaff 

If you find yourself in any of these cities, be sure to swing by some of LGC’s favorite local businesses – and don’t forget to support your community this Small Business Saturday