We over here at Community Buzz are large supporters of the 3/50 Project. After all, the small businesses in our communities are a large part of what makes our community work. They do their part not just in providing fantastic goods and services but by supporting fundraisers, being resources for community members, and meeting the needs of our community. Let’s help give back this holiday season by supporting our local economy and in turn helping to keep these small businesses running.
According to the 3/50 Project, “For every $100 spent in a locally owned, independent store, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that much at a national chain, only $43 stays here.”
So, before you head out the door on Black Friday, when you are brainstorming and writing down your lists of people to buy for, keep in mind the small businesses that help your community every day. Head out on Small Business Saturday and support them or find another time during the season to stop in, chat awhile, and buy something special and local. We would miss these businesses if they weren’t here!
The Small Business Saturday initiative is supported by American Express. Many businesses are participating in the $25 statement credit. Find out more here.
Here are a list of some small businesses in our community that will be having a special over the next weekend or couple of weeks. Be sure to stop in and say hello!
226 N. Mill Street Birdsboro, PA
Friday, November 23rd (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Get an extra $5 off any $25 purchase (ex. $10 off $50, $15 off $75, etc.)
**Includes all in stock and sale items. Reduction given at register.
624 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA
Shop Local on Saturday, November 24th from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and receive:
15% off all boxed sets (members receive 25% off), 20% off all new titles (members – 30%), and 15% off used titles (members – 25%)
***This offer extends to all special orders placed as well!
(267) 885-6124 email@example.com
$5.00 off any dozen cupcakes purchased between Saturday, November 24th and December 15th. Be sure to mention Community Buzz!
2402 Penn Avenue West Lawn, PA
Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sales:
25% off blue dot tags
50% off purple dot/red/pink tags
75% off black X tags
AND THEN….TAKE 50% off your ENTIRE purchase!
The Shoppes in Amity 422 W. and Old Airport Rd. Douglassville, PA
20% off a 1-hr. Swedish Massage – by appointment only
4710 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring, PA
November 23rd – December 3rd
Up to 50% off the entire store as well as 50 months free financing. If you mention Community Buzz and bring in a copy of this post, get free shipping as well!
Corner of Bridge and Main Streets Phoenixville, PA
20% back on all gift cards purchased at the restaurant November 23rd through December 24th
6375 Oley Turnpike Rd. Oley, PA
Small Business Saturday, November 24th:
Get $25 back one time when you spend $25 or more with your enrolled American Express Card
1056 Old Swede Rd Douglassville, PA
November 23rd only:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. all Eufora products 20% off
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. all Unite products 20% off
All Day Deals: Spa Kissed Boutique – Buy 2 get 1 FREE (excludes clearance and marked down items)
Just for Men: Receive a FREE American Crew conditioner with the purchase of a 30 min. massage. (must be paid for on Nov. 23rd)
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday
Receive 5% off any one day or overnight trip booked on these days.
Between now and January 9th, sign up for a new or existing dance class and save $80.
Print this page and bring it with you when you register and your last month’s tuition will be paid for. (an $80 value)
COME ENJOY THE SHOPPING FOR THE SEASON IN DOWNTOWN
- GET YOUR RAFFLE (5 AT $25) BEFORE YOU SHOP AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $2,000 CASH, $1,000 CASH AND GIFT CARDS – ONLY 300 RAFFLES WILL BE SOLD!!!
- SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS ON NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS
DAY AND BE PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ECONOMY!
- MANY MERCHANTS ARE HAVING SPECIALS SO COME ONE AND ALL AND
BECOME A LOCAL SUPPORTER!
- DROP OFF FOOD FOR MONTCO SPCA / CAT RESCUE
Animal food drop off – see list of stores on our website (collection ends December 22, 2012)
WHEEL TO THE FUTURE
The wheel to the future is moving locations and will be taped at THE SUNNYBROOK BALLROOM starting December 5 th.
The Wheel will be along High Street during the holiday events – get an entry form and fill it out – One LUCKY WINNER will
get a chance to spin the wheel on December 22 after 6:30pom when the Raffle Winners are announced!
TWELFTH NIGHT TOURS AT POTTSGROVE MANOR (10AM – 4PM)
Enjoy a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the Yuletide season. Learn about traditional
English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differed from our modern Christmas celebrations. All ages; $2 per
person suggested donation.
ART Fusion 19464
The Secret Life of Trees
Our annual holiday art show showcasing the talents of local artists.
November 10, 2012 through January 5, 2013
***If you are a small business in our community running a promotion or deal on Small Business Saturday, please feel free to leave a comment and we will see if we can add you to the list.