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Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2016 | 11 am
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Believe in Bristol announced its participation in the seventh annual Small Business Saturday on November 26th to support small businesses in Historic Downtown Bristol. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its seventh 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, Believe in Bristol is pleased to be part of Small Business Saturday and the Neighborhood Champion program. On November 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the greater Bristol area is encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday. Stop by to support small businesses and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. Shoppers can also expect to receive Shop Small® giveaways like tote bags, buttons and balloons as well as special sales and promotions.

Participating Historic Downtown businesses include:

Misty Mountain Designs: Open at 10 am and will be offering several sales and discounts. All sales of $25.00 or more will receive discount. Credit card purchasers will receive 10 o/o and cash purchasers will receive 20 o/o

Cranberry Lane: Sale on Fall merchandise and offering tastings and food samplings of products throughout store that day. Also, offering warm spiced cider!

Southern Churn: Fudge Special: buy a pound, get 1/2 pound FREE; seasonal candies and ice cream flavors available for purchase.

A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts: 15% discount storewide on Small Business Saturday!

Serendipity & Be.Ella Boutiques: Both stores will offer 25% off EVERYTHING in the store. Plus, a free gift with purchase, while supplies last, to say "thank you" to all our loyal customers for shopping local.

Phyl’s of Bristol: 25% off storewide and will also have a table of 50% off items.

Shoozies: “Buy 2 and get 1 free,” includes all shoes, boots and accessories. (Birkenstock, Uggs and Brighton cannot be the free item). Giving away a Brighton tote, bracelet or jewelry box with any $100 purchase. Free gift wrapping available and, as always, great customer service! Refreshments will be provided.

Studio 6: BOGO 30% off entire store. Every sale over $100 gets a free gift (while supplies last).

LC King: 15% off in-store and a free limited edition t-shirt with purchase (while supplies last).

Mountain Empire Comics: "30 for 30" sale on recent comics — you buy 30 or more comics off sale wall, they are marked down to $1 each.

American Express created the Neighborhood Champion program to help rally communities around Small Business Saturday and is working alongside numerous business organizations to support local Small Business Saturday celebrations throughout the country. Participating organizations include the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), the International Downtown Association, The Latino Coalition, the National Main Street Center, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for our Historic Downtown during the important holiday retail season,” says Maggie Bishop, Believe in Bristol Associate Director. “By shopping local and small, the majority of the money stays within the community. We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite at a local eatery.”

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 businesses to shop at on Small Business Saturday. For questions or more information about Small Business Saturday, visit www.believeinbristol.org or call 276-644-9700.