Salem Seeks Small Business Saturday Shoppers

You can have your Black Friday filled with shoving & pushing inside big box stores— I will take the cooperativeness and appreciation by store management & friendly staff during Salem Small Business Saturday, November 24th.

There are 28.8 million small businesses in the country. Here in Salem Ma, there are easily 100 small businesses within 10-minute walk of the center of town. Most likely a similar situation exists in most cities. Perhaps not 100, but enough. What about in your community? These are the merchants that serve you & your neighbors day after day with competitive prices. They depend on you to come back again & again.

Now with the holiday season upon us and increased competition (read that as Black Friday and Cyber Monday), these stores along Main Street USA are looking for you to give them some of your shopping focus on Small Business Saturday.

According to the National Retail Federation: On average, holiday shoppers expect to spend $1,007.24 each. Of that, they’ll spend $637.67 on gifts. Another $215.04 will go for food, decorations, flowers, and greeting cards. They’ll also spend $154.53 to take advantage of the seasonal deals and promotions.

By shopping small, you are helping your community’s economy. Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people and make up 40 % of all American retail jobs. That’s from the Small Business Administration.

Want more reasons to shop locally? A Civics Economics Study determined that if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same amount at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy.

Salem Small Business Saturday

Salem participating businesses are listed below. The list is subject to change. Please refer to the Salem Chamber of Commerce website for updates.

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association
https://7gables.org/shop
10am-5pm
115 Derby Street
978-744-0991
everett@7gables.org
Enjoy a sample of warm wassail while you check off history books, unique crafts, and other high-quality gifts. A limited quantity of reusable “Small Business Saturday Shopping Bags” will be available with a purchase of $25 or more. Spend $50 in the Museum Store on 11/23 or 11/24 before the Inventing Santa Claus lecture and your admission is free! Just show your receipt for entry. Space is limited. Book signing for Inventing Santa Claus with author Carlo DeVito at 3pm. Every purchase made in Museum Store supports the dual mission of preservation and education at The Gables.

Salem Arts Association
https://SalemArts.org
12pm-5pm
211 Bridge St. (Ash Street Entrance)
978-745-4850
info@salemarts.org
Handcrafted items by local artists

Witch City Wicks Candles & Gifts
witchcitywicks@gmail.com
10am-6pm
302A Essex St.
>978-224-2988
witchcitywicks@gmail.com
– Sip on warm cider while browsing hand-crafted candles, curated book selections, jewelry, home decor, and other unique gift ideas. – 15% discount on purchases $50 or more. – A limited quantity of reusable “Small Business Saturday Shopping Bags” will be available with purchase. – Enter to win a $100 Witch City Wicks gift card!

Ye Olde Pepper Companie
https://www.oldepeppercandy.com/
10am-5am
122 Derby St.
978-745-2744
oldpeppercandy@gmail.com
On Friday, November 23rd, the store will be offering a promotion where if you spend $20 or more you will receive a free half pound of fudge. On Salem Small Business Saturday, November 24th, in-store sales will be 15% off, excluding the sale of gift cards and shipping costs. On Monday, November 26th, there will be free shipping for all orders placed through the website.

Salem Cycle, Inc.
www.salemcycle.bike
12pm-4pm
72 Washington St.
>978-741-2222
dan@salemcycle.com
20-50% off bikes and accessories

Die With Your Boots On
https://DieWithYourBootsOn.Shop
10am-8pm
77 Wharf St.
>978-224-2706
diewboots@gmail.com
10% off $50+, $250 shopping spree contest/giveaway, mystery prizes, treats hidden throughout the shop.

Counter
https://www.countersalem.com/
12pm-10pm
209 Essex St.
978-451-4818
dine@countersalem.com
2 mini hot dogs on house-made pretzel rolls with a cup of chili for $12

The Hotel Salem
https://www.thehotelsalem.com/
24 hours
209 Essex St.
978-451-4950
stay@thehotelsalem.com
15% off rooms for Salem Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2018

Circle of Stitches
http://www.circleofstitches.com
10am-6pm
66 Wharf St.
978-745-9276
info@circleofstitches.com

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop
https://coonscardandgiftshop.com
10am-9pm
226 Essex St.
978-744-5884
sales@coonscardandgiftshop.com
Give-a-way

BeerWorks No. 2 Salem
https://www.beerworks.net/
11am-12:15am
278 Derby St.
978-745-2337
salemgm@beerworks.net

New England Dog Biscuit
https://www.nedogbiscuit.com
10am-7pm
7 Central St.
>978-539-8187
kim@nedogbiscuit.com
Sales on Holiday Treats

Laura Lanes Skin Care
www.LauraLanes.com
10am-6pm
242 Essex St.
978-741-8777
info@lauralanes.com
$10 off a 1 Hour Facial or Massage and 15% off full price skin care

Gulu-Gulu Cafe
www.gulugulucafe.com
8am-1am
247 Essex St.
978-740-8882
erin@gulugulucafe.com
For every $50 purchased in gift cards, you’ll receive a $5 gift card from them.

Winer Bros. Hardware
8am-5pm
86 Lafayette St.
978-744-0780
acehoule@aol.com
Black Friday Sale-Nov 24-Nov 26

Curtsy
www.shopcurtsy.com
10am-6pm
10 Front St.
978-594-8672
cbarsanti@gmail.com
20% off EVERYTHING

Turtle Alley Chocolates II
https://www.turtlealley.com/
10:30am-6:30pm
318 Derby St.
978-740-0660
amy.turtlealley@gmail.com
They will be doing a sip and shop! Get a head start on some stocking stuffers and enjoy some complimentary treats while you browse!

Waite & Peirce
https://waiteandpeirce.com
10am-7pm
193 Derby St.
978-744-4319
jamesgilligan@easternnational.org
25% off your entire purchase

Salem ARts Annual Holiday ARtists’ Market at Salem Old Town Hall
https://salemarts.org
11/24 11-5 pm and 11/24 11-4 pm
Salem Old Town Hall
978-745-4850
info@salemarts.org
Holiday Market with local artists, music, and more.

The icing on the cake for shoppers is that the City of Salem has decreed that downtown parking is to be free during Salem Small Business Saturday, November 24th. That’s better than having to walk a mile in the mall parking lot!

 

 

 

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