Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

When: November 24, 2018
Where: Downtown Rochester

November 24th marks the 9th annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.

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 2014, nearly 3,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including President Obama, and in 2014, Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede officially declared the last Saturday in November "Small Business Saturday."

2018 Participating Businesses

Check out the participating businesses below for the specific details on their offers or activities for Small Business Saturday. 


99 Giggles (Subway Level)
Baby, Baby (Subway Level)
Bleu Duck Kitchen (Street Level)

Help us celebrate Small Business Saturday by joining us for brunch between 9AM and 1PM. Reserve your table for sweet and savory options and mixed drinks for $18 per person, with a la cart options, then spend the day visiting other locally-owned businesses in the the neighborhood. Our bar will be open all day for more casual fare and drinks.

For more information and to make a reservation click here.

Counterpoint Home  (Skyway Level)

Free Gift with any Tea purchase over $15 (while supplies last) & Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card FREE!

CP3 (Skyway Level)

Free Gift with any Tea purchase over $15 (while supplies last) & Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card FREE!

Counterpoint II (Street Level)

Free Gift with any Tea purchase over $15 (while supplies last) & Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card FREE!

Couture by Hanny's (Subway Level)
The Dove Kids (Subway Level)
Friends of the Library Bookstore (Street Level)

50% off everything in the store.

Hanny's Men's Store (Subway Level)
Hanny's St. Croix (Subway Level)
Hanny's STYLE (Subway Level)
Hers (Skyway Level)
  • An ADDITIONAL 25% off all Sale items (not to be combine with other offers)
  • A FREE Christmas Tote with purchase of $50 or more
Hers  (Street Level)
  • An ADDITIONAL 25% off all Sale items (not to be combine with other offers)
  • A FREE Christmas Tote with purchase of $50 or more
Knight's Chamber (Skyway Level)

30% off everything in the store!

Lasker Jewelers (Street Level) 
Olive Juice Studios (Street Level)

Purchase a Rochester-themed gift and you could win a $500 gift certificate to Olive Juice Studios. Customers receive one entry per item purchased (i.e., the more you buy, the better your chances). Drawing will be held at the end of the day and one lucky winner will be notified by text!

Primp Boutique (Street Level)
  • Free small gift box with purchase over $150 (while supplies last) 
  • $1 gift items for every $50+ purchase made*  
  • Introducing Local Love items
  • In-Store giftcard drawings
Poppi Italian Leather (Street Level)
  • 25% off all handbags (excludes wallets)
  • Any purchase over $100 will receive a free bar of Italian soap or a travel size soy candle
Rochester Art Center  (Street Level)

Learn how to make your own solar art print and take it home with you! This activity is FREE and fun for ages 6+. Get $5 off a Gift Membership to Rochester Art Center for the art lover you know. Also, enjoy free gift wrapping with any purchase at our gift shop that sells unique gifts: exhibition catalogs, books, greeting cards, local original artwork + more.

SEMVA Art Gallery (Street Level)
Tangerine (Street Level)
  • Free deluxe sequin tote for the first 100 customers to spend $25 or more
  • Free Natural Life tote bag for every purchase under $25
  • Giveaway every hour for a $25 in store gift certificate
  • Serving champagne and cupcakes
  • Specials throughout store
  • Store Hours 10AM to 6PM
Tessa's Office (Street Level)

Brandy Old-Fashioned Basket $50

  • Copper and Kings American Brandy
  • Copper and Kings Cocktail Cherries
  • Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitter  
    • Recipe
    • 2 oz Copper and Kings American Brandy
    • 2 full droppers of Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
    • Garnish with Copper and Kings Cocktail Cherry
    • Add a little juice to add a touch of sweetness

Dirty Lemon Basket $50

  • 5 Lemon Ginger
  • Drunken Sailor Rum
  • Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
    • Recipe
    • 3 oz 5 Lemon Ginger
    • 1 oz Drunken Sailor Rum
    • 1 full dropper Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
    • Dash of vanilla extract
    • Serve over ice

White Port and Tonic.....and Rum!! $50

  • Seara D'Ordens White Port
  • Jack Rudy Classic Tonic
  • Drunken Sailor Rum
    • Recipe
    • In a tall glass over ice add....
    • 1 1/2 oz Seara D'Ordens White Port
    • 4 oz sparkling water
    • Jack Rudy Tonic to taste (about 1/2 oz)
    • Mix these items before adding rum
    • 1/2 oz Drunken Sailor Rum carefully drizzled on top
The Running Room (Street Level)

25% off regular priced footwear, apparel, and accessories and 10% off regular priced electronics, nutrition, and previously marked-down items! Must mention Small Business Saturday to receive the discounts mentioned above.

The Nordic Shop  (Skyway Level)

We will be hosting a Scandinavian Glogg Party at The Nordic Shop, Skyway Level at the Shops at University Square on Small Business Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. We will have available for sale our world famous Glogg Mix that is made for us in Denmark that day. We will have alcoholic and non alcoholic versions available to sample along with other Scandinavian goodies. Come and enjoy the fun! Use your American Express Card that day and get a FREE GIFT!

YMCA Rochester (Street Level)
  • $1 enrollment fee and no dues until January!
  • Contact Keely Proeschel at or call her at 507-215-8091 for more information

311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904



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