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Small Business Saturday

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!

The City of Bloomington Economic Development Department has partnered up with 27 Downtown Bloomington Businesses to make your #ShopSmall dreams come true! Shop from November 30th to December 6th at any of the businesses listed below for a chance to win a curated gift basket that is sure to make you smile!

Participating Businesses:
2 FruGALS Thrift
Alley Kats Art and Antiques
Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio
The Bistro
Bloomington Spice Works
Common Ground Natural Foods
Crossroads Handcrafts of the World
Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66
Herb Eaton Studio and Gallery
Epiphany Farms Restaurant
Inside Out: Accessible Art
Ivy Lane Bakery
Fox & Hounds Hair Studio & Day Spa
Joann Goetzinger Studio and Gallery
The Massage Spot
The Mystic Kitchen & Tasting Room
Red Raccoon Games
Refine 309
Specs Around Town
The Stashe
Timothy Kent Gallery Framing
Vera & Buck Floral Studio
Von Champs Boutique
Wilson Cycle Sales & Service
The Yarn Garden
Vintage & Handmade Market and DIY Studio Bloomington IL

How can you enter to win?
Shop Small “Passports” will be available at each retailer on 11/30.
Every purchase made at a participating business on 11/30 will grant the shopper double “stamps” (Stamps might be an actual stamp, an initial, or a sticker). Every purchase at a participating business from 12/1-12/6 will earn shoppers one “stamp”. Passports can be turned back in on 12/6 during First Friday to any of the participating businesses.
A winner of the #DowntownBLM gift basket will be announced the week of 12/9

We can’t wait to see you in #downtownBLM on November 30!

Contact Us

Economic Development Department

115 E. Washington, Ste. 302
Bloomington, Illinois 61701