Rochester Downtown Alliance encourages holiday shoppers to support downtown small business this holiday season

Release Date: November 18,2016


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:

  • Visit any downtown Rochester small business on Small Business Saturday, Nov 26
  • Take a photo or selfie (at the business)
  • Post it online and tag us on Facebook at DowntownRochesterMN, on Twitter at @DowntownRochMN, and/or Instagram at @DowntownRochesterMN
  • Use the hashtag #ShopSmall
  • Multiple posts/submissions welcome! Actually, it's encouraged.

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
Email: egocmen@rdowntownalliance.com

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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.

Address

311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone

507.216.9882

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