November 28th is Small Business Saturday and downtown Paris will be open for business. Saturday shoppers can enter a drawing to win $300 Downtown Dollars and other door prizes!
Today the Paris Downtown Association and Main Street Project announce its participation in the annual Small Business Saturday on November 28th to support independent businesses in historic downtown Paris. Founded by in American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support your neighborhood and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its tenth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.
Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, Paris Downtown Merchants are pleased to announce the participation in Small Business Saturday.
On November 28th from 10: 00 a.m. to 6:oo p.m. the holiday shoppers are encouraged show their support for local businesses by starting their Christmas shopping safely in historic downtown. The day will feature specials in participating stores, and a chance to register for a drawing for $300 Downtown Dollars, to be given away via Facebook Live broadcast 6:15 p.m. on that day. Several shops have donated prizes for the giveaway. Shoppers should look for balloons in front of the participating stores. facebook.com/downtownparis,texas hashtag #shopsmalldowntownparistexas
Cheri Bedford, Paris Main Street Project Coordinator encourages locals to make a day of shopping and dining in downtown Paris.
“Although times are definitely different than what we would like, now more than ever, choosing to shop in a small independent business for the holidays is so important. It supports your neighbors, friends, and local economy,” says Bedford.
Glee Emmite, President of the Paris Downtown Association encourages people to come downtown and see what the shops have to offer.
“Downtown Paris has many gift and specialty stores, and if you shop on Small Business Saturday and you might be the lucky winner of a door prize or $300 Downtown Dollars!” she says.
Downtown Dollars are spent like cash in any participating store.
Check out the facebook.com/downtownparistexas to find out more.
Small business owners can learn more about taking part in Small Business Saturday and download free marketing materials on www.shopsmall.com. Consumers can also visit the site to find small merchants to shop at on Small Business Saturday.
About Small Business Saturday: November 28th marks the tenth annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
About the Paris Main Street Project: The program a community-driven revitalization program. The goal is to support historic downtown revitalization. Numerous volunteer committees work diligently to support downtown businesses and the community. You can be a part too! Contact Cheri Bedford for details at email@example.com