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Arvada Celebrates Shop Small Saturday

The Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 26, 2016) is known nationally as Small Business Saturday. The Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA), Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District and the Arvada Visitors Center are partnering in a month-long promotion to encourage people to “Shop Small Arvada” on November 26th.

Small businesses create jobs, boost Arvada’s economy, and preserve neighborhoods. By simply choosing to shop Arvada, you are investing in the community. Each purchase made in Arvada goes to pay for City services such as police, parks, and street maintenance. Keeping the dollars in Arvada helps create and retain quality jobs. Small businesses are the nation’s largest employer and account for the majority of job growth.

“I love the small-town feel and big-town performance of Arvada. I love how the government agencies are a delight to work with. I love how businesses pull together and help each other. I love how the Chamber supports us small businesses with events and helping us make connections. And, I love that I can walk to work if I need to!” said Debbie Evans, Owner of 5340 Coffee and Events in Arvada.

As part of the promotion, Arvada Small Businesses were asked to complete a small survey including questions such as: “Tell us why you feel Arvada is the best place to manage and/or own a small business,” and "What does your business have planned for Small Business Saturday?" Based on the more than twenty entries, four businesses were selected to be featured in the campaign. The featured businesses are: 5340 Coffee and Events, Lovely Boutique, Rolling Sands Yoga Boutique & Fitness Store, and Smart Cow Yogurt Bar.

“Arvada is such a small town community and I love the fact that you get to meet so many different people and show your appreciation for them to shop with you,” said Robin Burckley, Owner of Lovely Boutique.

On November 21, 2016, the Arvada City Council is planning to proclaim Small Business Saturday and urge people to get out and shop on that Saturday after Thanksgiving.

On Shop Small Saturday, there will be plenty of activity going on throughout Arvada. One example is the first 100 people in Olde Town Arvada at 10 am will receive FREE breakfast from the School House Kitchen & Libations and FREE Apex day passes. To learn more about this offer and to review a complete list of activities and discounts in Arvada, visit:  http://visitarvada.org/events/small-business-saturday/.
 

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