Small Business Saturday – Nov 24, 2018
Participating downtown businesses will be distributing free Shop Small tote bags, swag and more on Small Business Saturday! We encourage you to Shop Small every day and support our downtown businesses.
Free tote bags will be available at the following locations, while supplies last:
A NEW LEAF
ART BY ALYSSA
CABOT STREET BOOKS & CARDS
CALA RENEE SALON
COAST TO COAST PADDLE
NANCI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY
NEW AGE BEAUTY CO.
ROOST & COMPANY
THE GOLDEN HANGER
THE SALTY COTTAGE
Also participating in Small Business Saturday:
BARTER BROTHERS FLOWERS AND GIFTS
BEVERLY BANK (Cabot Street location)
BEVERLY BOOTSTRAPS THRIFT SHOP
FRIENDS OF THE BEVERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
PUNTA CANA DOMINICAN GRILL
STUDIOS AT PORTER MILL
THE VILLAGE OASIS
Events on November 24
- Meet Beverly artist Andrew Houle at Mingo Gallery
- Porter Mill studios is open for holiday shoppers from noon – 4pm
Downtown Parking Special
The City of Beverly will be offering free parking for downtown shopping on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday. Loading zones, tow zones, time limits and handicapped spaces will be enforced as usual. This special offer does not include the MBTA Garage.
Why Shop Small?
The Shop Small movement started in 2010 as a way to showcase our small businesses that drive our local economies. It kicks off each season on Small Business Saturday – the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There are some very good reasons to shop small instead of at the mall. You’ll get better customer service and personalized attention since staff at small businesses are usually the owner, a family member of the owner or someone who reports directly to the owner. Much of the sales and meals taxes you pay come back to Beverly in the form of local aid. It’s also good for the whole city as small businesses often “pay it forward.” They invest in the local community through volunteer work, in-kind contributions and donations to charities and community organizations, so the impact of your purchase goes right back into the local economy. Small businesses often buy their supplies from and get building work done by other local businesses. Shopping small helps create and support local jobs and you’ll probably run into your friends and neighbors while you’re shopping!