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November 30, 2013

Local shop offers American-made fun

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Monkey Barrel Toys has a Facebook page, but as of now no Website, although the idea has been discussed.

“We feel like we can keep in touch with our customers through Facebook,” Kristian House said. “The information we post on Facebook goes right to the news feed and people see it without really looking for it. It is different with a Website, people have to seek out the information. Facebook works better because when we post our hours or something special we are doing, it goes out to all of our friends. We have talked about a Website, it would be beneficial to those people traveling to Oneonta.”

Monkey Barrel Toys currently has more than 200 ‘likes’ on Facebook. As with many business, the owners covet the ‘likes’ as a way of measuring their success. They use the site to promote the toys, and to inform customers and friends when they may be closed or opened longer hours.

Monkey Barrel Toys, along with many other small businesses in the area, participate “Small Business Saturday,” a push to support small businesses on the Saturday after Black Friday.

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