This holiday season, Wayne Main Street (WMS) and the Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are reminding shoppers to think Wayne and shop local. These two organizations are spearheading downtown Wayne’s 6th Annual Small Business Saturday initiative, which will take place on Saturday, November 30.
The day will begin with a kick-off event held at Karma Coffee & Kitchen (35634 W. Michigan Avenue, Wayne, MI 48184) from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Participants will be able to pick up a free Shop Small tote and other Small Business Saturday swag. Organizers will also be giving away $1,000 in gift cards to local businesses that attendees will have the chance to win. The event is free to attend, and the first 100 people will receive a free small coffee from Karma Coffee.
For many retailers in Wayne, Small Business Saturday (SBS) has a significant impact to their bottom line. Juan Bradford, President of Wayne Main Street comments “There are a lot of local businesses in Wayne that have great gift ideas for yourself and your loved ones as we get closer to the holiday season. Shopping in Downtown Wayne supports our local businesses and establishments.”
Following the kick-off event, participants are invited to visit the participating stores in downtown Wayne. More information, including a link to register for the kick-off event, can be found at downtownwayne.org/smallbizsaturday.
Wayne Main Street has also partnered with the State Wayne Theater (35310 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI 48184) to bring a special visitor to Wayne: Saint Nick. Kids under the age of 12 will have a chance to visit with Santa, including a free photo, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the State Wayne Theater during SBS.
Small Business Saturday is being sponsored by the Wayne DDA, Jack Demmer Ford, Phoenix Theatres, Village Dental, and Karma Coffee. Thank you for your continued support in making downtown Wayne a vibrant place to live, shop, and dine.
About Small Business Saturday
Started in 2010 by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Small Business Saturday is a nationwide shopping event aimed at supporting small businesses and traditional downtown retail districts such as downtown Wayne by encouraging people to shop local. Small Business Saturday complements some of the other shopping events that take place throughout the holiday season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.