Ferndale Ready for Small Business Saturday
(Downtown Ferndale, Nov. 19, 2018)
Ferndale, MI – The movement to support local communities by shopping local has taken hold across the country, but few places are more committed to this effort than here in Oakland County.
On Monday, October 22, 2018, Ferndale City Council proclaimed November 24, 2018 as “Small Business Saturday” and urged residents to recognize and support small businesses within the community not only on Small Business Saturday, but throughout the year.
Downtown Ferndale businesses are responding to this support by offering shoppers amazing deals and specials as a “thank you” for support year-round, as well as a way to earn rewards while they shop. When consumers shop local, nearly 70 cents of every dollar is reinvested back into the local community, meaning that shopping local isn’t only good for the business, but for the community as a whole.
On Saturday, November 24, more than 50 Downtown Ferndale retailers, restaurants, and service providers will participate in Small Business Saturday, making sure that no matter who you have on your list, you can find them something perfect in Downtown Ferndale. And, you can count on convenient and hassle-free parking & getting around: not only is parking free throughout the city on Saturday, but this year you can take a free Chariot shuttle around town, courtesy of the City of Ferndale and DDA. For more details on Chariot, parking and lot locations, visit www.parkferndale.com.
The fun kicks off with our Shop Small Welcome Station, located in the Rust Belt Market, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Pick up a list of participating businesses and their specials, your #shopsmall or limited-edition Downtown Ferndale canvas tote, and a Scavenger Hunt map! Solve the clues and be entered to win prizes from participating businesses! Level One Bank will be sharing their passion about helping local businesses succeed by holding a “cash mob”, where shoppers will have a chance to receive CASH to use towards their local purchases! Oakland County is getting in the act, too with #ShopTextWin! Simply shop and make any purchase at an Oakland County small business on November 24th, text “ShopTextWin” to 41411, to receive a link to the shopper registration page, follow the instructions and submit by November 27th and you’ll be eligible to win prizes up to $5,000!
So, start your day by parking for free or riding the Chariot, grabbing brunch, a trip to the Welcome Station and then start shopping!
A full list of participating businesses and their special offers will be available on the Downtown Ferndale Facebook page, and includes:
3Winks, Atom Art, Bikram Yoga Ferndale, BLU, Blumz…by JRDesigns, the Boston Tea Room, the Candle Wick Shoppe, Culantro, Detroit Bubble Tea, Detroit City Skateboards, Dino’s Lounge, Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop, Elaine B Jewelry, EnSoul Yoga, Essential Massage, Ferndale Family Pharmacy, Free Phoenix, Greenleaf Bodywork, GreenSpace Café, HairMisses, The Hi Hat, Howe’s Bayou, Inyo Restaurant & Lounge,
J’s Penalty Box, Lawrence Street Gallery, Maestro’s Dog Haus, M-Brew, M.C. ‘Wiches, Meagan Mitchell Salon, Modern Natural Baby, The Rocket, Rouge Make Up & Nail Studio, Schramm’s Mead, Treat Dreams, Valentine Distilling Co., and The Rust Belt Market shops, including 12th Street Design, Attack Hunger, A Touch of BLU Designs, Burton and Levy, Detroit GT, Electric Vector, Fly K-9, make.do.studio, Outer Spaceways, Shionne Designs, The Loaded Die, Mitten Crate, Tooth & Nail and Village.
For more information on Downtown Ferndale visit www.downtownferndale.com.