Small Business Saturday: Season of Small

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. American Express started the shopping event in an effort to boost spending at small businesses during the holiday season and help establishments remain open during the recession. 

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in #DowntownBLM!

…”So go downtown! Things will be great when you’re downtown – No finer place for sure. Downtown – Everything’s waiting for you!”

We love this empowering anthem. I want to sing it, no SHOUT it out to those who haven’t yet discovered all that downtown Bloomington has to offer! ( I know – that’s hard to imagine!) If you are someone who only ventures downtown when you get called to serve jury duty, I invite you to check us out on November 27 – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – All of our small, locally owned businesses are waiting to meet you with a variety of special offers and something you really can’t put a price tag on – one on one personal customer service.

Our merchants truly care about your downtown experience and look forward to helping you with your holiday and personal purchases. Make a day of it! Visit an art gallery, get a massage, enjoy a delicious nosh and make some new friends – Downtown. EVERYTHING’S WAITING FOR YOU…

In 2020 The City of Bloomington Economic and Community Development Department partnered up with 30 Downtown Bloomington Businesses to make your #ShopSmall dreams come true during the Season of Small with the Season of Small Passport Program and we can’t wait to do it again in 2021!