BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) — Locally owned businesses say there’s more of a reason to shop small this holiday season. As national supply chain shortages make shopping for that perfect holiday gift a challenge, locally owned businesses say their customers won’t have that problem.
“We can wrap everything, we have everything in stock, you’re supporting local businesses, and you’re supporting local artists. It’s a no-brainer, especially this year,” said Therese Deutschlander, who owns Thin Ice Gift Shop.
Deutschlander, along with other business owners in the Elmwood Village, is preparing for Small Business Saturday.
“It’s always a lot of fun, it’s high energy and the customers are in such a good mood because they’re not trampling the next person in line at Best Buy to get the biggest TV. It’s a different feeling,” Deutschlander, who’s also the president of the Elmwood Village Business…