Small-business Saturday at the library

GUILDERLAND — Local vendors will showcase their products and services at the Guilderland Public Library on Nov. 24, in an event run by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce to mark Small Business Saturday.

Chamber President Michelle Viola-Straight said that about 25 owners of home-based businesses will be on hand, with items for sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the library’s large meeting room, the Helderberg Room.

The chamber hosted a smaller version of this event last year at its offices, said Viola-Straight. Small Business Saturday is a national event started in 2010 by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize businesses that are small and local.

The library event will feature vendors that do not have a brick-and-mortar location.

Jen Delaburue, who is also a special-education teacher at Farnsworth Middle School, is an entrepreneur with the company One Hope Wine. “It is a company all about giving back,” Delaburue said, adding that it has 32 partner causes globally and also supports local causes.

At the library, Delaburue will take orders for wine that can be shipped directly to customers’ homes and will also explain about wine tastings she holds in people’s homes that benefit the host’s local charity of choice.



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