Episode 24 – Experiencing Vinton County – Christmas Shopping Locally 2011

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, Bruce Knox and Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts are inspired to talk about another big day for shopping – Small Business Saturday.

Studies show that the heart of the economy lies in small businesses and that there are many benefits to shopping locally. There is no need to rush out to the mall or spend hours searching online when you can find unique gifts right here in Vinton County.

Listen now as Bruce and Brandi talk about this other big shopping day and some local stores that would love to help give your loved ones a wonderful Christmas.  And for those of you from outside the area, we’d love for you to do some of your shopping in our area, too!

Here is some of the information reviewed in the podcast:

Items to Purchase (most of these places also sell gift certificates)

Scenic Way Gifts – Locally made items including art glass, jewelry, quilts, wall art, walking sticks and more.  Website – http://www.scenicwaygifts.com/   740-596-1913

Zaleski Candle Works – Long burning candles hand made on site. Over 150 scents including spa, bakery, holiday and popular perfume scents. Gift baskets and personalized labels. 107 Commercial Square, Zaleski, OH 45698 740-596-7054

Fiddlestix – An array of craft and gift items to please every taste. 24180 SR 93, Creola OH 45622 740-596-0100

Remember When Antiques– Large selection of antiques and collectibles. 118 West Main Street, McArthur, OH 45651 740-596-4607

Lois’ Antiques – Large selection of antiques and holiday décor. Christmas Tree farm.  24808 Creola-Hue Road, Creola, OH 45622 740-596-4424

Vinton Industries – Handmade ceramic and wood items including personalized Viking key chains, ceramic gingerbread houses and wind chimes.  http://vintonindustries.com/ 740-596-5515

Yoder’s Greenhouse – Nice selection of winter flowers including poinsettias.  52702 Eagle Mills Rd., Londonderry, OH  45647  / 740-887-2431

Vinton County Floral – Great selection of plants, cut flowers and gifts. 105 N. Market St., McArthur, OH 45651/ 740-596-4280

Cross Creek Extreme Outdoors – Everything you need for hunting, fishing and archery under one roof. 58522 U.S. 50 W., McArthur, OH 45651/ 740-596-2213

VC Visitors’ Center – Vinton County Cookbooks, Covered Bridge Throws, Turkey Festival souvenirs and other small items to benefit local non-profits. 104 West Main Street McArthur, Ohio 45651 /1-800-596-4459 or 740-596-5033

Gift Certificates for Experiences

Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn – Riding stable near Lake Hope and Moonville, Buck’s Lane 740-664-2428

Equestrian Ridge Riding Stable – Offers trail and indoor arena riding. Pumpkin Ridge, 740-603-2523

Ravenwood Castle –Gift certificates for lodging, dinner, lunch and gift shop. http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/ 740-596-2606

Lake Hope State Park – Gift certificates for cabin rentals and gift shop items. Park office on St. Rt. 278 740-596-5253

Flutes and Peppercorns Events Center and Mobile Kitchen –  Gourmet food with a homestyle twist available by reservation at the events center and at lunchtime Tuesday through Friday. http://www.flutesandpeppercorns.com/ 740-596-5184

Historic Host – Lodging company that specializes in rescuing, reusing and renovating historic buildings into lodging facilities. http://www.historichost.com/ 877-364-4786 or 740-596-2408

Remember – Vinton County truly is “Your Place for All Seasons,” – including the Christmas season!


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