Small Business Saturday is an annual one-day event during the busy holiday shopping season that draws attention to local businesses and restaurants, and reminds consumers that small businesses in their communities depend on their patronage in order to thrive.
At Best Vac in St. Charles, owners Ron and Kelly Vohs feel that small businesses should be patronized all year long, not just during the holiday season. “People seem surprised that we’re able to thrive as a small business, we assume because of the increased popularity of online shopping and the constant news coverage of the ‘retail apocalypse’,” Vohs explained. “Our success comes from providing superior products and top-notch service. Consumers are also becoming more environmentally responsible, and realize that buying a cheap vacuum online or at a big box store and throwing it away every two years isn’t good for our planet. At Best Vac, we specialize in vacuums that last 10-20 years, and our vacuums start as low as $199. In most cases I can sell top quality vacuums, air purifiers, and eco-friendly cleaning products cheaper than online retailers. We also carry many exclusive products that aren’t available online.”
Ron and Kelly hand-pick each product and buy direct from the manufacturers to offer unique, high quality products at the best possible price. “It’s important that consumers realize that they can find great value locally and that shopping local year round supports their community,” added Vohs.
Vohs’s message is that while it can be fun to shop on Small Business Saturday, people should shop local all year long. “We’re growing faster than ever and we’re on pace to have our best year in 2019, mostly due to word-of-mouth referrals and our long-standing ties to the community,” he explained. “We celebrate Small Business Saturday all year long at Best Vac, where we go above and beyond to give our customers the service and products they deserve.”
2015 Dean St., Unit 3
St. Charles, IL 60174