There’s so much to be thankful for! Among the greatest of gifts is the ability to choose your life! We are so fortunate in the Greater Rochester Area to have a cornucopia of small, locally owned businesses run by people who have pursued their passions!
Small Business Saturday was established in 2010 to recognize these entrepreneurs and to draw attention to how much their businesses add to our community. This year’s date is Saturday, November 29th and thousands of businesses will be participating nationwide.
If you’re an American Express Card Member, you can spend $10.00 and get. $10.00 back. Up to 3x. If you aren’t a member, no worries, you can still participate! Here’s how-
1. Register Your Own Business
If own a small business, or know someone that does, register! There’s still time and you can create custom materials for your business for free, even if your business doesn’t accept American Express!
2. Rally Your Neighborhood
You can create an event through Eventbrite and just let people know about the great local shops in your area that are participating. The merchants will love you and you’ll be helping the community with a click of a button.
3. Find out where to shop using the Shop Small Map.
Just use this link, plug in your zip code and you’ll have all the listings, a map and the contact information you need.
In the Penfield Area, there are many businesses participating! Keep in mind, it’s not just about shopping. You’ll need your strength, so there are many restaurants and entertainment venues participating as well.
The bottom line is to just be mindful and do what you can to support local small business whether the business is officially participating or not!
Here’s some gems in Penfield that we love:
Every inch is filled with wonderful. You’ll have to see it to believe it! Thoughtful, practical, whimsical, it’s here! They will be running specials all weekend so be sure to stop by!
Walk in the door, something from the menu will call your name! Sweet Cream Pancakes! Mouth watering omelettes and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and now dinner on Thursdays and Fridays! Beer, wine and live entertainment. Private parties and catering too!
*Participating merchant in Small Business SaturdayBlack Friday? How about True Blue Small Business Saturday?! As small business owners ourselves, we not only sell houses, we sell communities and do what we can every day to support local business. It would be an honor to help you too!