FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rochester Downtown Alliance encourages holiday shoppers to support downtown small business this holiday season
ROCHESTER, Minn. --- November 18, 2016 --- Small Business Saturday, a day to support local small business, is November 26, 2016, and the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is excited to continue to raise awareness about the day and why it is important to “Shop Small.”
Through “mini-grants” facilitated by the RDA, select downtown small businesses will be hosting special in store activities, deals, and sales during Small Business Saturday. Grant recipients include: Collections Fashions, Friends’ Bookstore, Refashion Consigned Furniture & Clothing, Tangerine Gifts, The Nordic Shop, Lasker Jewelers, and Shops at University Square. Visit DowntownRochestermn.com/sbs for details.
#SHOPSMALL SELFIE CONTEST
Show your support on Small Business Saturday by taking selfies at local downtown small businesses and be entered to win a $100 gift card to a downtown business of your choice!
How to play:
In addition to winning a $100 gift card, the winning post will be featured on RDA social media pages and on the Downtown Rochester website!
Media Contact: Ender Göçmen
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9886
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 2015, 95 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday and spent an estimated $16.2 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on the day, according to the 2015 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.