by Rina Rien, Director, Casa Grande Main Street
Sandwiched between the barrage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday promotions is a little thing called Small Business Saturday.
On Thanksgiving weekend when the official shopping season is supposed to begin, this quiet little event takes place. Unfortunately, one day does not a season make, particularly when small businesses, just like major retailers, count on year-end sales to survive the rest of the year.
Small Business Saturday in Historic Downtown Casa Grande translates into more gifts for you. Our holiday shopping program rewards you for buying local during the month of November in your historic downtown.
Just take a photo of every receipt during the month of November from a Casa Grande Main Street member-business listed in our Visitor Guide.
Post your photo to our Facebook event page for Small Business Saturday or email a copy to email@example.com. For each receipt you submit, you will receive an entry into our Small Business Saturday drawing for prizes from our locally owned restaurants and shops. Winners will be announced on Small Business Saturday at our fun-filled event downtown.
As the year draws to a close, don’t forget we’ll be celebrating the season on Saturday, Dec. 1 with Winter Wonderland and The Electric Light Parade. Historic Florence Street will be hosting Santa, live music and activities during the day, and it is the best spot to set up your chair for a great view of the twinkling floats that evening.
On Dec. 4, meet us at the Sunset Court for Neon Nights where we’ll be counting down the days and celebrating the upcoming opening of the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park with a Sock Hop and Dance Contest.
Dec. 20 will be our last Day Out Downtown for the year, with no event in January as we prepare for our 19th annual Street Fair and Car Show on Jan. 19 and 20, 2019. Please contact us for exhibitor information, car show registration and volunteer opportunities.
Casa Grande Main Street is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization advocating downtown revitalization and historic preservation. Visit cgmainstreet.org for more information on our mission, memberships and upcoming events. Click on our Facebook link to stay connected and “Like” our page for ongoing announcements.