Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wayne celebrates Small Business Saturday this week

Saturday will be a big day for small business in downtown Wayne.
Officials from Wayne Main Street and the Wayne Downtown Development Authority are reminding shoppers that Saturday is Small Business Saturday in downtown Wayne, which will take place Nov. 30.
The day will begin with a kick-off event at Karma Coffee & Kitchen, 35634 W. Michigan Ave., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Participants will be able to pick up a free Shop Small tote and other Small Business Saturday swag. Organizers will also be giving away $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses that attendees will have a chance to win.  The event is free to attend, and the first 100 people will receive a free small coffee from Karma Coffee. 

Many retailers in Wayne, agree that Small Business Saturday has a significant impact on their bottom line.
“There are a lot of local businesses in Wayne that have great gift ideas for yourself and your loved ones as we get closer to the holiday season. Shopping in downtown Wayne supports our local businesses and establishments,” commented Juan Bradford, president of Wayne Main Street.
Following the kick-off event, participants can visit the participating stores in downtown Wayne.  More information, including a link to register for the kick-off event, can be found at
The day will also feature a special visitor when Santa arrives. Wayne Main Street has partnered with the State Wayne Theater, 35310 W. Michigan Ave., to bring Saint Nick to the city.
Children 12 and younger will have a chance to visit with Santa and have a free photo taken from noon until 2 p.m. on Small Business Saturday.
The event is being sponsored by the Wayne DDA, Jack Demmer Ford, Phoenix Theatres, Village Dental, and Karma Coffee.
Started in 2010 by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Small Business Saturday is a nationwide shopping event aimed at supporting small businesses and traditional downtown retail districts such as downtown Wayne by encouraging people to shop local. Small Business Saturday complements some of the other shopping events that take place throughout the holiday season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.