Monday, December 10, 2012
New location at 310 South Fifth Street will open on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Azza Salon and Day Spa is leaving its Mason Square location. But they aren’t going too far. Owner Lynda Vena said the salon is moving down the road to 310 South Fifth Street, right next to the Petsmart off of Route 34. Vena said they were very sad to leave their Mason Square location, 1152 Douglas Road, of six years due to a foreclosure of the property they were renting. “With that said, we are excited to continue to serve Oswego at the new location,” said Vena. “We are working hard to improve on the high standards we have already set in place,” said Vena. The new location will officially open on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Jean Reese, owner of BootSweet, created a design to benefit a little Oswego girl and help with Cystic Fibrosis research.
There might not be any snow on the ground yet, but it’s never too soon to start looking for that new pair of go-to boots to warm your feet for the winter season. But more than just warming your feet, one Oswego woman’s business is warming hearts as she works to raise money for a little Oswego girl fighting Cystic Fibrosis. Jean Reese, owner of BootSweet, “bedazzles” boots with hundreds of designs that she hand paints on each pair of boots. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. And in honor of almost 2-year-old Makinlee Thomas, Reese has created a design of a purple rose to decorate the boots, for which all profits will go to the Miracles 4 Makinlee for their annual walk for Cystic Fibrosis research …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Two business owners explain how their small business competes with the big-box stores.
The craziness of Black Friday is behind and now Small Business Saturday has its turn this weekend, minus some of the craziness. Shopping local helps smaller businesses to thrive and it’s a way to show your support for your community, said Tia Brooks from the Village of Oswego. In Oswego, many of the downtown shops are participating in Small Business Saturday with their program “Downtown Dollars.” Five winners for $100 in Downtown Dollars will be drawn – the prize can be used just like cash at any of the participating stores. Read below for a list of participating stores. When it comes to small businesses competing with the big-box stores, Dawn Aagesen and Nancy Tyl, co-owners of Savvy Fashions and More in Mason Square, both agreed it’s the…
Shop local for your chance at some "Downtown Dollars"
Friday, November 23, 2012
Neil Schlupp has run the Montgomery Chiropractic Clinic for more than 25 years and helped develop parts of the village's downtown.
For Neil Schlupp, work can be a real pain in the neck. And back. And even shoulder. Schlupp has run the Montgomery Chiropractic Clinic in downtown Montgomery for more than 25 years. Before he put his business roots down in the village, he was a full-time assistant professor at the National University of Health Sciences. In October of 1986, he purchased the chiropractic practice and building at 112 N. River St. He has seen his business flourish through the years. “As my practice grew into the community, it was well received,” Schlupp said. “And it was one of those things where I saw the need to stay in the community.” In 2000, he bought the land his practice was on and tore down the existing building. A year later, he opened a new building …
In honor of Small Business Saturday and Thanksgiving, Patch asks: Which local shops and services are you most thankful for?
Whether it's a hot cup of coffee before work in the morning, a fantastic massage or a dry cleaner who always manages to resurrect your favorite suit, there are products and services in almost everyone's routine that make life in Montgomery a little better. To honor Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24) and Thanksgiving, Patch is asking you to post the products, businesses and practitioners in Montgomery that you couldn't live without. Is it breakfast at the Riverview Diner? A burger from Elmer's Doghouse? A great workout at ? A fabulous dinner from Gray's Mill? Or some delicous popcorn from the Montgomery Popcorn Co.?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Check out some of the top Montgomery-centric pages on Facebook.
Facebook is a great tool for staying connected with family and friends, playing sometimes very addicting games and checking out fun stories or posts. It’s also a great way to keep up with your favorite local businesses. With the approaching holiday season, many businesses are offering Facebook-only deals and events, promoting new items and seasonal flavors and “liking” their page is a great way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening. In no particular order, here are some great local business' Facebook pages. If you own a business and you don't see it here, or you want to give your favorite local shops and restaurants a shout-out, let us know in the comments and we'll add them to the list: Haven't liked the Montgomery Patch Facebook page …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Several days full of winter-themed fun start on Dec. 7 with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Oswego.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 19, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by the Village of Oswego: The Village of Oswego invites you to the annual Christmas Walk Celebration, held on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7-9 throughout Oswego. The festivities kick-off on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oswego. The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Silent, Illuminated Fire Truck parade will make its way down Main Street. Fire trucks from Oswego and other local fire departments will participate in this annual event. Other activities throughout the night include Toyland Train rides, the Sledding Hill (giant slide), ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, strolling carolers and characters, holiday music, kids …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Also looking for businesses to contribute to Silent Auction/Raffle, with proceeds from that going to the Needy Family Project.
The 3rd Annual Santa’s Snowball Raffle is now going on. You can purchase tickets at the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, 63 W. Washington St., Oswego for $1 each and have a chance at several cash prizes. All proceeds go back to the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will be giving away: The drawing for the prizes will be held at 9p.m. on Thursday, December 13 and winners need not be present to win. Tickets may also be purchased at the Oswego Chamber’s Annual Silent Auction, which will be held on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Raven Lodge, 71 Main St., Oswego during the annual Christmas Walk celebration downtown Oswego. All proceeds from the Silent Auction, not counting raffle tickets, will help benefit the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Dawn Barr, creator of Iron Star Soap, sells her homemade, organic soaps online and at the Village Grind in Oswego.
Oswego resident Dawn Barr’s house smells delicious. It’s not the smell of fresh baked apple pie, or chocolate chip cookies. It’s not even one discernable scent. It’s the smell of around 20 different flavors of homemade, organic soaps that Barr makes for her small business Iron Star Soap out of her farm home. Barr said she began her hobby when she moved to Oswego about 10 years ago onto the little hobby farm. “We wanted to get goats,” said Barr. She and her family currently have five goats as pets. Their goat quest led them to a woman who made all-natural soaps from her goat’s milk and Barr was very intrigued by the idea. “I found out how she was making it and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s evolved a lot as a figure what does and doesn…