Posts Categorized: Mom and Pop Businesses

SallyeAnder to Host Grand Opening Party for Store in Beacon, NY

Sallyeander Soap Company Opens Store in Beacon, NY

After nearly 35 years manufacturing all-natural, hypoallergenic, functional soaps that are sold in over 2,000 stores nationwide, Sallie Austin, second-generation owner of SallyeAnder, has announced the opening of the company’s first-ever retail operation in the historic business district of Beacon, New York. Located at 1 East Main Street, the opening of the flagship store will… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we’ve pulled together a ton of ideas made up of Hudson Valley made products, mom-and-pop shops and fun local experiences. We hope this makes it easier for you to #ShopLocal this holiday season. The guide covers a wide variety of options so browse around, discover some new businesses… Read more »

Experience Gifts {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Experience Gifts

Hoping to cut down on the STUFF influx this year? You’re not alone. Below you’ll find a list of kids activities and family fun experiences to leave under the tree through gift certificates, tickets, etc. Many of these businesses are offering limited-time holiday sales including Billy Beez, Zoom Flume, New York Renaissance Faire and Sesame… Read more »

Kids Gift Ideas {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Kids Gift Ideas

There are so many amazing artists in the Hudson Valley creating toys, clothes and accessories for little ones. Every business listed below is locally owned and and we’re listing a few products that each business offers as an introduction. Of course, make sure to click over and check out all their awesome goods. Many crafters… Read more »

20 Ways to Shop Local for Back to School

20 Ways to Shop Local for Back to School

Summer is coming to a close and the back to school hustle is in full swing! We’ve got some ideas on how you can support small Hudson Valley businesses during your back to school shopping this year.   Waddle n Swaddle, a natural parenting store and wellness boutique in Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie and Beacon, offers quality,… Read more »

Local Finds Friday: Hope & Bead Designs

Hope & Bead Designs

Each Friday we offer up some Hudson Valley finds to help you stay in touch with all the goodness our region has to offer. When we came across Hope & Bead Designs, we knew we found something special. The beautifully handcrafted jewelry with some genius designs (a magnetic, adaptable bracelet/necklace/choker – yes, please!) is irresistible… Read more »

Sweets & Treats in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Chocolate and Bakeries

If you’re looking for gift for your special someone, sweets never fail! Here’s a quick round-up of some great local businesses offering gourmet chocolate, homemade fudge, scrumptious baked goods and more. Oliver Kita Chocolates – Rhinebeck Banana Moon Baking Company, Saugerties Fruition Chocolate, Shokan Moxie Cupcake – New Paltz Krause’s Chocolates – Saugerties/New Paltz/Rhinebeck Deisings… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT: Sugar Sweet Baby Grand Opening

Sugar Sweet Baby

Update: Sugar Sweet Baby has closed it’s doors. When Lara Hart set out to find the perfect baby wrap for her little one, she wasn’t satisfied with what was on the market. So, she decided to create her own. The super soft, trendy bamboo wrap that resulted took off and after four years of making… Read more »