Small Business Saturday is all about small businesses and I am always one to participate in Small Business Saturdays because I believe in small businesses because the interaction between the local businesses and their local customers underscores how valuable it is to not just the business but the customers. I know that in my section of greater LA, it’s a big deal. And now Los Angeles is underscoring Small Business Saturday tomorrow, Nov. 30!
I highly recommend that you visit some of your favorite local businesses– whether it’s your small pharmacy, dry cleaners, clothing store, the latest cafe or sweet shop. It’s you giving back to your community.
Los Angeles Will Celebrate Small Businesses on Nov 30:
Carerra Café, Duff Cakemix and Franks Chop Shop Go Big
for Tenth Annual Small Business Saturday®
WHAT: Small Business Saturday, proudly backed by American Express, was created in 2010 as a way to help get more customers through the doors of small businesses and has grown to become a permanent fixture of the holiday shopping weekend.
Now celebrating its tenth year, even more consumers and communities like Los Angeles are coming together on Nov 30 to celebrate what makes them unique.
And when consumers are aware that 67 cents of each dollar spent at a small business stays in their local community, helping to keep Main Streets thriving, 75% said it inspires them to make shopping small an ongoing commitment (2019 Shop Small Consumer Impact Survey).
WHERE: Small businesses all around the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area ( see specifics below!)
WHEN: Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 10 AM to 5 PM
Each storefront/business will be decked out with Small Business Saturday decorations, making sure shoppers know something big is happening that day. Local small businesses will be offering special discounts and giveaways all around Los Angeles. Here are a few examples:
8251 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Offering customized “Shop Small” lattes
Duff’s Cake Mix
8302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Offering a 10% discount to customers
Frank’s Chop Shop
8209 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Offering sweet and savory pastries to customers
Celebrity Personal Appearances!
Wendy Burch at Gelato Festival
Wendy Burch is KTLA 5’s Emmy-winning journalist
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm PT
Gelato Festival, 8906 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Wendy, her son Brady, and Gelato Festival master chefs will make artisanal gelato flavors
such as Blueberry Basil in Gelato Festival’s classroom kitchen.
Flavors will be for sale that day, while supplies last.
Robert Kovacik at Dogpound
Robert Kovacik is an award-winning anchor and reporter for NBC
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm PT
Location: Dogpound, 627 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Robert will join a fitness class as they demonstrate the latest workouts at celebrity fitness hotspot Dogpound, housed in a mechanic’s garage setting
Bruce Vilanch at Rounderbum
Bruce Vilanch is a Broadway star and Emmy-winning writer
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PT
Location: Rounderbum, 802 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Bruce will host informal modeling of “lift-tech” men’s underwear to showcase Rounderbum’s
newest innovation and underwear styles.
Elisabeth Rohm at RYU
Elisabeth Rohm is a Golden Globe-winning actress and co-owner of RYU
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm PT
We’re taking seriously the name of our company,” Rohm said. “We take respect seriously at RYU, and want to build a tribe around that.”
Shoppers can also stop by the giant “SMALL ADDS UP” sign at the intersection of Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood to take shareable photos in celebration Small Business Saturday.
While everyone visiting is there, they can pick up a free succulent from a local florist.
Want more information? Visit this link: www.shopsmall.com for videos and other information!
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