Where to shop local for Graduation in the Albany area

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Have a high school or college graduation coming up? Whether you’re planning a party or searching for the perfect gift, there are great places to shop local in the Albany area for the things you need to show your grad just how proud of them you are. Willamette Community Bank has your graduation shop local list right here.

Graduation party prep done right (and local)

The Warehouse. Catering & Commissary: No party is complete without great food, and The Warehouse is more than happy to do the cooking for you. From breakfast options to sandwiches and snack platters – and even full catered dinners – The Warehouse has the ability to make taste buds happy and a grad party one to remember. Check out their catering menu at thewarehouse-cc.com.

Special Occasions: Oregon’s premier events rental company, Special Occasions, happens to be located right here in the middle of the Willamette Valley. Whether you need a tent, tables, chairs, and linens, or hard to find accent pieces to set your party apart Special Occasions has it. Need something as simple as party balloons? They’ve got those too. Check out their expansive rentals collection at specialorentals.com.

No Dinx: If you’re in need of any custom printing from banners and signs to matching t-shirts for the full family to wear at graduation, No Dinx is your place to go in Albany. Friendly staff, good prices, and up to four hours of free design assistance make choosing No Dinx easy. Visit nodinx.com to get your project started.

Bill’s Flower Tree: Flower’s are a classic grad gift, and a quick way to brighten up the house for a party. From simple bouquets to big displays, no florist in Albany does it better than Bill’s Flower Tree. Stop by their storefront in Downtown Albany, or order online at BillsFlowerTree.com.

Office Nanny, Inc.: If you’re hosting a grad party indoors, but don’t have the time to do a deep clean of the house, get in touch with the Office Nanny, Inc. A cleaning service located in Albany, Office Nanny, Inc. prides themselves on offering professional, affordable service to both residential and commercial clients. Get in touch with them at www.officenannyinc.com.

The Yard Artists: If you’re planning on hosting an outdoor grad party no one can tackle your backyard projects for you better than The Yard Artists. From mowing and lawn maintenance to more intensive landscaping projects, The Yard Artists will make sure your backyard is a proper venue for a proper party. Find them online at the-yard-artists.business.site.

Great grad gifts

Sid Stevens Jewelers & Jordan Jewelers: Jewelry and timepieces are classic gifts to commemorate a special occasion like graduation. Albany is home to two local jewelers right on 1st Street in downtown that go above and beyond for their customers. Jordan Jewelers features a wide array of well known designer collections. Looking for something one-of-a-kind? Sid Stevens Jewelers specializes in custom jewelry design and creation.

Visit Sid Stevens Jewelers online at sidstevensjewelers.com.

Visit Jordan Jewelers online at jordanjewelers.com.

Natty Dresser: If you’ve got a new grad in need of a wardrobe update for college or a new suit for his first job get him a gift card to the Natty Dresser, a classic menswear shop on 1st Street in Downtown Albany. From shoes to hats – and everything in between – your grad is sure to find something to give his wardrobe a little more style. Find out more online at thenattydresser.com.

Emma Downtown: Is your grad a fashionista? Emma Downtown is Albany’s go-to boutique for women’s clothing, home decor, and other unique items. Find that perfect gift or pick up a gift card, and let your grad do a little shopping to perk up her wardrobe or decorate her dorm room. Visit Emma Downtown on Facebook to find out more.

Albany Art Studio: For the grad with a creative streak check out the Albany Art Studio. With open studio options, classes, and their fan-favorite Splatter Box, there are great options for your grad and aspiring artist to express themselves and have a little fun. Visit www.albanyartstudio.com to find the option that’s best for your grad.

Why shop local:

At Willamette Community Bank we believe shopping local is just a better way to shop. Purchases made at locally owned businesses keeps more money in our communities — as much as 50 percent more — and that re-circulates through the entire local economy, maybe even coming all the way back to you.

So when you shop local you aren’t just buying a sack of groceries. You are helping a neighbor grow their business. You are putting a ball in the hands of a local youth. You are providing support for local nonprofits. You are building a strong community. Shop local. It’s worth it.


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