Hate the mad rush of going to the big box stores as you holiday shop during the weekend after Thanksgiving? Remember the days of going “downtown” to do that shopping by visiting a row of different stores with different types of items on a smaller and more personal level? Perhaps that trip in the past might have included coffee/tea/snack and a lunch at that local downtown. It was fun, wasn’t it, and something you still remember. Small Business Saturday on November 25th endeavors to bring back those days and emotions. The blurb below tells about Gardiner Maine Street’s promo of Small Business Saturday here in Gardiner. Check out their website. Shop, eat, and socialize with your friends in downtown Gardiner that day and avoid the mad rush of the malls that put us under so much pressure….and in such a foul mood.
Join us on Saturday November 25th to celebrate Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday (locally known as Shop Local Saturday) is a national movement started by American Express in 2010 with a goal of encouraging shoppers to visit their local, small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are planning to offer several shopping-centric activities to get you up and about visiting and supporting local businesses.
Grab some swag and free shopping bags at the Welcome Station during 10am to 2pm located inside Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe, 269 Water Street. Returning this year will be the Passport where each validated purchase from participating businesses earns you an entry for a prize raffle drawing.
Take advantage of Free Gift-Wrapping with several fun and classic holiday prints to choose from. This is a fun event for shoppers and business owners alike, but also for the community. Stay up to date with Special Business Promotions by visiting our Facebook page and www.gardinermainstreet.org