COOL RIDGE, W.Va. (WVVA) – Small Business Saturday is next weekend, but one business in Raleigh County, The Weathered Ground Brewery, decided to host a Small Business Sunday.
“We thought maybe the Sunday before, because we did it last year, and it was a great turnout so we decided to do it again this year,” Aryn Fonda- Co-owner of the Weathered Ground Brewery said.
More than 30 small businesses sold unique items that were handmade and even eco-friendly.”
“You can actually grow luffa here in West Virginia, it’s a very long growing season we start our luffa in February it grows on the vine and once it dries it turns into this, and it’s completely bio degradable there’s no waste whatsoever. You can use it to scrub your dishes, your body, and overall it’s just great for the environment,” Tiffany Ward, West Virginia Master Gardeners described.
“Your best compliment that you can have is repeated customers. When people see your product and the quality that it is actually hand-made, time taken and love put into it they are more willing to come back because they know they are going to see good quality,” Paula Jones of Be Grateful Creations added.
The event usually adds an increase to the local economy.
“We have extraordinary support from the community which is amazing,” Fonda said.
“It’s very important for you to spread your business about other peoples’ business and your own to make the economy bigger. It’s also to make good values for your family because your children see you being an entrepreneur and they want to strive to be the same,” Jones said.