A day to support local business, Small Business Saturday creates jobs, boosts the economy and preserves neighborhoods in downtown Rochester and across the country. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States.
In 2018, local retailers and restaurants were supported by an estimated 104 million American consumers, who spent $17.8 billion. The day has been championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including President Obama, and in 2014, then-Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede officially declared the last Saturday in November "Small Business Saturday."
To celebrate Small Business Saturday November 30, the Rochester Downtown Alliance is giving away $250 in downtown Rochester business cards! Stay tuned to the Downtown Rochester, Minnesota Facebook page at 10 a.m. November 18 for the start of the contest.
324 S Broadway
Purchase a $150 gift card and receive an additional $50 on the card. Spend $300 and receive a $400 gift card. Spend $500 and receive a $700 gift card. We’ll also offer an in-person/in-studio special that day where if they pick the card up in person, they’ll receive an additional gift card from a downtown restaurant.
Historic Chateau Theatre
15 1st St SW
On Small Business Saturday, get a free commemorative gift with purchase of a Chateau Theatre membership. They will offer a $30 Beatles Holiday Gift Package (includes Exhibition Ticket, Beatles or Chateau retail item.) and 20% off all retail in Chateau salon (excluding food & beverage).