Local Culture

Twas a Big Shop-Local Weekend [videos]

Explore Volume One’s Small Business Saturday Facebook Live coverage from all over town

video by Joel Pearish |

A major reason Volume One exists is to share all the cool stuff going on at small businesses around the Chippewa Valley. That’s why few things get us as excited each year as the tradition of Small Business Saturday – the day when good people come out in droves to explore and support all the mom-n-pop shops out there.

This year we took our enthusiasm up a notch and partnered with seven different retailers on the morning of Small Business Saturday for a series of Facebook Live broadcasts. So our crew loaded up on coffee and donuts and hit the streets.

We visited The Local Store, Banbury Place Building 13, Muldoon’s Men’s Wear, Williams Diamond Center, Blue Ox Running, Tangled Up in Hue, and Sky Yoga. We heard directly from the owners and managers about why supporting small businesses is so important, checked out some fun products, and heard what shoppers had to look forward to through the rest of the holiday season.

Check out the live segments ­– with your host Kiah Sexton – here below in the order we stopped by, and spread the word on these and so many other great local retailers all over the Chippewa Valley. And remember, shopping local doesn’t have to be limited to Small Business Saturday. Get out there and make your impact on the community with every dollar you spend this season!

The Local Store: A warm and historic space filled with lots of local love

205 N. Dewey Street, downtown Eau Claire
Visit thelocalstore.org

Banbury Place Building 13: Unique experiences and spaces to explore

930 Galloway Street, Eau Claire
look for the green awning!

Muldoon’s Men’s Wear: Lots of fun gifts and accessories for him (and her!)

1506 Hastings Way, Eau Claire
Muldoon's Mens' Wear website »

Williams Diamond Center: Expert advice and design for affordable (and high end) jewelry

2823 London Road #4, Eau Claire
Williams Diamond Center website »

Blue Ox Running: A brand new running store for runners of all speeds

417 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire
Blue Ox Running website »

Tangled Up in Hue: A downtown favorite packed with handmade goods

505 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire
Tangled Up in Hue website »

Sky Yoga: A brand new yoga studio with specialty offerings

415 ½ S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire
Sky Yoga website »

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