Supporting neighborhood businesses is more important than ever. Though the holiday “Small Business Saturday” was founded by American Express in 2010, the spirit of local-first and shopping small has grown beyond the financial services corporation – the day is a powerful tool for local, independent establishments to connect with customers and grow their community.
It’s also a tangible way for you to invest in the economic vitality of your neighborhood. A 2008 Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, MI found that if you spend if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a national or non-local business, only $43 stays in the local economy.
This Saturday, join millions of shoppers across the country for Small Business Saturday and support your local stores on Eastern Market Main Street. Many of our businesses will have deals and offers throughout the day. Find out about these and more at our Small Business Saturday Welcome Station on the Eastern Market Metro plaza between 10am and 5pm - sip hot chocolate, grab a goody bag (first 300 visitors), learn more about The Holly Days campaign and activities, and shop our small businesses.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SCHEDULE
10AM - 5PM | EMMS Small Business Saturday Station
8AM - 5PM | Outdoor Markets on 7th and C Streets SE
10AM - 3PM | Capitol Hill Scout’s Coat Drive @ Eastern Market
10AM - 7PM | Labyrinth Games and Puzzle’s Small Business Saturday Cookie Battle
10AM - 8PM | East City Bookshop’s Small Business Saturday Celebration
11AM | Storytime @ East City Bookshop
12PM | Jason Reynolds @ East City Bookshop
4PM - 7PM | Happy Hours: Joselito, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Mr. Henry’s
5:30PM | The 11th Annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting
Help us kick of The Holly Days 2017 and remember to #shoplocal!