The holiday season is just weeks away and the Downtown Bend Business Association is kicking it off with Shop Small Saturday on November 24th. The event runs from 10 am- 4 pm. Shoppers will meet with the DBBA staff to pick up their passport in front of Hola. Shoppers will then get their passport stamped as they visit the over 50 businesses participating.
“Shop Small Saturday has become an annual event like Black Friday,” said Public Relations woman, Michaela Beechem. “But it’s more important. On Shop Small Saturday we get a chance to not only highlight our local businesses but for our community to have a chance to meet local business owners and hear their stories.”
“We invite our community to Shop Small in Downtown Bend, where locally owned businesses offer gifts and dining experiences that embody the uniqueness that makes Downtown so special and truly the ‘heart of Bend’”, said DBBA Board President, Jennifer Stiegman. “Please come shop and show your support so we can continue to bring you the best shopping that Bend has to offer!”
For the shoppers that have their passport completely stamped will be put in a raffle for a grand prize basket, which will be full with donations from Downtown Bend businesses. Prize winners will be announced later that day. Winners can pick up their prizes at Bend Brewing Company from 5-6 pm.
The DBBA is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend. For more information, or to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.