Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Providing Treats for Small Business Saturday Shoppers

by Lee Hernly, Editor


Alexandria Chamber of Commerce providing shopping bags, coupons, gift cards for Small Business Saturday Shoppers

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will once again be handing out shopping bags containing maps, coupons, prizes, and special treats for small business Saturday shoppers. On November 28, Chamber staff will be by Market Square between 9am and noon and then will move to Del Ray in front of Pork Barrel BBQ around 12:15-1:15 PM.

SB-Saturday-square-2015Encouraging shoppers to kick off their holiday shopping and patronize local businesses, random bags will contain gift cards to local eateries. For example, A la Lucia/Hunting Creek, Bastille/Bistrot Royal, Port City Brewery, Teaism, and Bobby McKeys all donated gift cards. Other businesses provided coupons, special deals, give away items, and other surprises for shoppers, including discounts from George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Historic Alexandria. Society Fair, part of the EatGoodFoodGroup is providing special treats in the bags.

As the voice of business in the City, the Chamber works with the various stakeholders in the City, including VisitAlexandria, the Old Town Boutique District, the Del Ray Business Association, and the West End Business Association, among others, to ensure Alexandria remains one of the country’s top venues for small business shopping.

“We are excited to be promoting Alexandria and our businesses as the place to ‘shop small’ for big rewards. The majority of our member businesses are independently owned and thus face unique challenges in competing for shoppers. Programs such as this provide cross-marketing opportunities, and establish Alexandria as the ideal location where shoppers can find one-of-a-kind treasures as they begin their holiday preparations,” stated Shari Simmans, Vice President, Marketing & Events, for the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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