Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday in Detroit

By: Michael Fossbakk | November 23, 2016

It’s that time of the year again. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and while many will be stuffing their faces full of turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, yams, pie and whatever else was cooked up in the kitchen, many folks will be gearing up to go out and do some shopping on Black Friday. While there are plenty of Black Friday deals to take advantage of, we encourage you to remember the “mom and pop shops” on November 26, A.K.A. Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday has been a tradition for some time now, one that started in opposition to Black Friday. While getting a good deal on a new TV at the big box stores across the country is great, a spotlight should certainly be shined on all of the small businesses in metro Detroit that have plenty of their own deals for you to take advantage of.

Folks who shop at a participating small business in Oakland County on November 26 have a chance to win $5,000, courtesy of North American Bancard. A second place prize of $2,000 will be awarded to one lucky shopper, courtesy of Flagstar Bank, and a third place prize of a $500 voucher towards travel on Southwest Airlines at Flint Bishop International Airport will also be awarded. For more information, visit oakgov.com.

In an effort to bring attention to small businesses in Corktown, Mama Coo’s Boutique, The Farmer’s Hand, The Bearded Lady, Hello Records and more will be participating in Corktown’s first ever Trumbull Bagley Small Business Saturday, organized by Ask Jennyfer. Mama Coo’s Boutique is a vintage & resale boutique, carrying handmade items and small home furnishings. The Farmer’s Hand specializes in selling Michigan-made food and beverages. For more information, visit Facebook.com.

A few other small businesses we encourage you to check out on Small Business Saturday include: City Bird, Pure Detroit, The Rust Belt Market, The Detroit Shoppe, Detroit Athletic Co., and The Detroit Mercantile Co.

Support small businesses by “shopping small” this year in metro Detroit and share your finds with us on Facebook and Twitter.