The DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE – Economic Improvement District (EID) celebrates the 12th Annual Small Business Saturday® on Saturday, November 27 from 9 AM – 4 PM.
The EID will distribute maps and Shop Downtown bags, courtesy of Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, at 318 Main Street on Saturday beginning at 9 AM. Quantities are limited. Shops and restaurants will be open and offering specials throughout the day. Individual stores will be distributing free tote bags courtesy of American Express. Quantities are limited. The EID, in partnership with the Stratman family, is creating a shopping experience for visitors inside the former Stratman’s Pharmacy at 4th & Main. The Pop-Up at Stratman’s will feature specialty vendors selling their products, ranging from clothing to baked items. Live music will take place along Main Street as guests stroll from shop to shop.
“We emphasize the importance of shopping small year-round, but the most important shopping day of the year for our shops is Small Business Saturday,” said Josh Armstrong, president, EID. Shopping small supports real economic growth in our community through jobs, business ownership opportunities, tax base, and that an average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business in the U.S. stay in that local community.1 “Many of our Downtown businesses search out local products and ingredients, magnifying the economic impact of consumers choosing small businesses,” he added.
Visitors are encouraged to dine Downtown and support existing local restaurants during this event.
Visit DowntownEvansville.com/ShopSmall or Downtown Evansville Indiana on social media for individual shop and restaurant sales and specials. Consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.