Small Business Saturday - Gather Around The Globe!
Name:Small Business Saturday - Gather Around The Globe!
Date:November 30, 2019
Main Street Kent Presents Gather Around the Globe for Small Business Saturday
Gather Around the Globe at Hometown Bank Plaza this Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, from 12-5pm! A life-size snow globe will be set up on the plaza stage (located at 142 N. Water St.) for people to enjoy and take pictures as they get into the holiday spirit. Mr. Black Squirrel Santa will be there for photo opportunities, and to hand out Small Business Saturday swag. Main Street Kent elves will be serving up complementary white chocolate peppermint hot cocoa and festive music will be played as we join the community in celebrating small business and kicking off the holiday shopping season. Gift cards will be randomly given away to shoppers as well! (Activities at the Hometown Bank Plaza are weather permitting. Please check www.mainstreetkent.org and the Main Street Kent Facebook page for updated information day of event.)
"Spending holiday shopping dollars in Kent is so meaningful to the business owners who choose to be here. Of every $100 spent at a Kent-owned business, $68 stays in the Kent economy, compared to just $43 of every $100 spent at larger, "big box" stores. Kent business owners don't just stock their shelves with things you can find anywhere; they carefully select and create items that are unique, handcrafted, and meaningful. You'll find jewelry, locally roasted coffee, handmade chocolates, Ohio art, toys, musical instruments, games, books, vinyl, artisan cheeses and wine, and more. Need help finding something? Email us at email@example.com and we'll help you find what you’re looking for – hopefully making it easier to shop locally this holiday season," said Main Street Kent executive director Heather Malarcik.
Many shop owners are making this year's holiday kickoff a real treat: stop at Off the Wagon to write a letter to Santa and make a snow globe ornament (while supplies last); head to Empire for story time with Mrs. Claus; enjoy homemade cookies while shopping at Handcrafted; take a break and warm up at the complementary hot cocoa station at the Kent State Hotel & Conference Center; make your own popcorn garland at Popped!; participate in a coloring contest at GRAZERS; make a "squirrel in a sweater" ornament at Squirrel City Jewelers (while supplies last); kids can decorate their own cookie at Bent Tree Coffee; make a fun day of it with family and friends! To find out what else is happening in downtown Kent for Small Business Saturday, please visit http://www.mainstreetkent.org/gather-around-the-globe/
Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.