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Shop small: It matters

Shop small: It matters

Guest Blogger
11/21/17
Local Business, Holiday

Small Business Saturday is on November 25 this year. This nation-wide event is just one way we can show some much-deserved love to the local businesses that make our community unique and our economy strong. As we always do, Local First and our members encourage the West Michigan community to shop local before, during, and after the holiday season. 

If you're looking for other places to support for Small Business Saturday, the Local First Membership Directory is a great resource. All of our members are locally-owned, privately held, and headquartered in West Michigan. Which means more of your dollars stay here.

Here are just a few businesses who have special events this weekend:

  • Art of the Table is a specialty food, beverage, and table top retail store. They provide delicious products for entertaining and makes the big and small moments of life more memorable. For Small Business Saturday, customers will be able to taste desserts from one of their vendors, Sweetaly Dolceria, from 11am-2pm. Learn more

  • Ball Park Floral has been creating distinctive floral designs since 1904. This Friday and Saturday, they'll have mini poinsettia plants for $5, 20% off Christmas Crunch, and 10% off any custom Christmas centerpiece order.

  • Field and Fire Bakery specializes in artisan breads and croissants, made with organic flours and grains. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, their bakery location will be offering a $5 gift card with any purchase over $20. 

  • Fustini’s of Holland offers quality oils and vinegars so it can be a part of great food, culinary creativity and the nourishment of the foodie inside everyone. Head to the Holland location, try some samples, and take a selfie of your Fustini's purchase. When you tag Fustini's Holland on Facebook or Instagram, you'll be entered to win a 200ml 4-bottle "Taste of Michigan" gift set. 

  • JabberDesign Mobile App Development is a offering 20% off either their Power Marketing Package or their Advanced Mobile App Package in celebration of Small Business Saturday.

  • Lindo Mexico is a Mexican restaurant specializing in fresh food. From November 23 to December  25, they will give you an extra $5 gift card for every $25 gift card purchase.

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