Here’s How You Can Support Small Businesses Without Storefronts for Shop Small Owensboro Saturday
Shop Small Saturday, this year on November 25th is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. In Owensboro, it has become an even bigger event than Black Friday thanks to the amazing women at the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Collaborating with Independence Bank and locally owned businesses for a fun day of giveaways, BINGO, and more!
Here's where you can find all of the details on how to participate including a map of the shops and how to get that coveted green bag full of goodies and surprises.
But what do small business owners do for Shop Small Saturday if they don't have a physical location? As an artist with a little side hustle, I have found myself in this predicament in the past. Luckily, I also worked at a local small business called Studio Slant and was encouraged to set up a booth there with my art and jewelry. I also found other makers to join us and it was always a total blast.
Lots of local businesses participating in the Chamber event do the same, but Amanda Owen executive director of Puzzle Pieces saw a need among her entrepreneurial friends with nowhere to set up for this local epic day of shopping. "This little pop-up is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I am so excited to have so many women jump on board to make this thing such a BIG SUCCESS already!" Amanda has been a long-time supporter of Shop Small Saturday. I remember one year she made the rounds to all of the businesses doing a selfie challenge. Here is the one she took with us at Slant that year!
Here is the list of participating vendors so stop by Independence Bank Saturday morning at 9AM to get your green bag, make the rounds to your favorite Shop Small participating businesses, and then stop by Puzzle Pieces to support the creative local vendors gathering for deals, giveaways, and all kinds of fun! You can find them at 2401 New Hartford Road across from the IGA from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fun fact, they are all female-owned! Get it girls!!
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