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Buy in Farragut kicks off Saturday


Farragut business owners are readying themselves for this year’s month-long “Buy In Farragut” campaign, to begin Saturday, Nov. 22.

“We know it’s sort of tough economically out there for both sides, for businesses and for residents, so this will hopefully let people see some specials they may be able to take advantage of and allow the businesses to get the word out,” Town Leisure Services director Sue Stuhl said.

More than 100 businesses have joined the campaign, now in its third year.

“It’s more than double the number of businesses last year, so we’re excited about that,” Stuhl said.


“We’re just trying to help get their names out there so people realize there’s an awful lot of businesses and a lot to offer for people here, and you don’t even have to drive very far,” she added.

Stuhl is proud of Farragut’s distinctive mix of restaurants and retail and service businesses.

“We want people in Farragut to know what businesses are here because we want our businesses to thrive,” she said.

“You don’t have to drive far; it’s all right here.”

“And when you spend money that has a sales tax to it, part of that money comes back to the town of Farragut, and that allows us to build roads and parks and greenways,” she added.

Local businesses also are excited about the campaign, offering specials and discounts.

“We’ll be running sales and we hope everybody buys in Farragut,” Vicki Moneymaker, Campbell Station Wine and Spirits, said.

Carole’s Interiors and Gifts encourages its customers to ask about specials.

“I think ‘Buy In Farragut’ promotes area businesses and highlights the season,” Carole Brailey, owner, said.

Digitize it Now, owned by Derek and Cherie Welsh, plans specials and discounts as well. Customers should mention the “Buy In Farragut” campaign.

“It’s a great campaign. It’s what every city needs and it’s an excellent way for local areas to come together,” Derek said.

“It’s really a win-win situation between businesses and consumers,” he added.

According to Ellen Jones, Dixie Lee Liquors will be running wine and liquor specials.

“During the ‘Buy in Farragut’ campaign, we run a special pricing on [three wines and three spirits] during that time,” she said.

Exodus Chiropractic will offer patients their first two weeks of care free, to include scans, consultation and first adjustment.

Fleet Feet Sports will have revolving specials on apparel, accessories and nutritional products.

“We’re just trying to get people active during the holiday seasons … so we’re going through different phases of getting them apparel and accessories for gifts and themselves,” Shahin Hadian said.

Gatti’s Pizza will be offering coupons throughout the “Buy In Farragut” campaign.

Goin’ Postal will offer specials on mailbox rentals as well as discounts for UPS or FedEx shipments and Christmas greeting cards.

Lea’s Natural Health Solutions will be running discounts for teas and services like rain drop therapy and reflexology.

“All those things are just to help add a little relaxation to a stressful time,” owner Overton Lea said.

Michael Broyles also plans specials for customers visiting his photography studio during the campaign.

“I think it’s wise to support the local areas and I enjoy participating with the other businesses in Farragut,” he said.

Jason Baggett, manager at Mojos Rock Shoppe, said the store will be offering a minimum of $50 off new guitars.

Movements Clocks and Collectibles will be participating in the campaign for the first time. Owner Debra Danner encourages customers to register in-store for a grandfather clock give-away.

Quick Gym will offer a 15 percent discount on select product packages.

Silo Cigars will be offering 10 to 15 percent off different brands of cigars and accessories.

The Skincare Center will offer a special on gift cards during the campaign: $25 free for every $100 spent on a gift card.

“I think it’s good to keep the money in the area, especially when it’s going to good causes, to improve the roads and the whole Farragut area,” Jake Campbell said.

“We have to support each other,” he added.

The Town Framery will be joining the campaign for the third time, offering “merchandise bucks.” Customers with framing orders will receive 10 percent of their framing project toward select merchandise in the store or receive a free ornament with other store purchases.

“We’re always in favor of promoting sales locally, and we appreciate the Town’s support,” Debi Tuttle, owner, said.

Turtleheads Tea and Coffee Company will be offering revolving discounts on Chinese yixing tea pots, flavored coffees and pre-made or customer gift baskets.

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bettye Sisco said, “It’s a great way to join the community together, to make people aware of what businesses are in Farragut.”

“Teamwork and community spirit become contagious,” she added.

The “Buy In Farragut” campaign ends Dec. 24; coupons and a full list of participating businesses are available on the town of Farragut Web site, www.townoffarragut.org

 

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