Small Business Saturday returns | News

Bluefield’s small businesses are highlighted once again this year, and many awards await customers.

Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 26, the day after “Black Friday,” and 36 local businesses participate.

Jim Spencer, the city’s director of economic and community development, as well as director of the Bluefield Economic Development Authority (BEDA), said the event grows each year.

“This is our eighth year participating in Small Business Saturday,” he said. “Each year it has grown.”

Spencer said that Summit Community Bank has sponsored a contest each year and “we’re thankful for them … and all the companies that have donated, including Princeton Chick-fil-A.”

One lucky winner will receive 52 Chick-fil-A digital offer cards, one meal every week of the year.

“We hope to have a great day on Saturday,” he said. “Come join us if you’re shopping ‘small’ or dining ‘small’.”

Shoppers can visit any of the participating businesses and make a purchase, then fill out a Small Business Saturday raffle ticket that will be provided.

Prizes will be drawn shortly after Small Business Saturday.

Prizes include 52 Chick-fil-A digital offer cards (to be used within one year), $100, $75 and $50 gift cards sponsored by Summit Community Bank, a gift basket filled with local goodies, a gift card Gift Card from Body & Skin, Free Personalized Cutting Board from Crea Company, Gift Card to Grant’s Supermarket, Gift Basket from Magnolia on Jefferson, Tickets to The Granada Theater for a group of 8, HydraFacial free from The Skin Firm and a gift from The Downtown Vault.

Participating businesses include Amor Secret Boutique (Commerce Street), Blue Spoon Cafe & Coffee (Commerce Street), Body & Skin (Commerce Street), Citizen’s Building Supply (Bluefield Avenue), Clover Club Pop-Up Shop (Commerce Street), Cole Harley-Davidson (Bland Street), Craft Memorial Library (Commerce Street), Crea Company (Bluefield Avenue), Culture Awakened (Bland Street), Fantastic Finds (Commerce Street), Gary Bowling’s House of Art (Ramsey Street), GoodyKoontz Pharmacy and Gift Shop (East Cumberland Road), Granada Theater (Commerce Street), Grants Supermarket (Bluefield Avenue), Hair Queen & Barbershop (Bland Street), Heart Strings Gift & More (Bland Street), Imogene & Rose Designs (Federal Street), Kammer Furniture (Bland Street), Magnolia on Jefferson (Jefferson Street), Mountaineer Bowling Lanes & Family Entertainment (East Cumberland Road), RailYard (Raleigh Street), SKS Productions (Bland Street), The 3KPG Store (Bland Street), The Skin Firm (Jefferson Street), Tru In v y Salon (Cherry Street Suite C), The Vault Downtown (Federal Street) and WISE Women’s Center (Commerce Street).

Small Business Saturday is a national program to promote community businesses and encourage residents to shop local.

— Contact Charles Boothe at [email protected]

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