With the holidays quickly approaching, Hillsdale’s local businesses are preparing gifts and discounts for their customers on Small Business Saturday, which will take place on Nov. 30.
Small Business Saturday is an event that was created by American Express in 2010. By 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution in support of the day and now all 50 states participate. According to the American Express website, it’s estimated $103 billion has been spent in local businesses since the creation of Small Business Saturday.
Patti Bailey, owner of Maggie Anne’s Shoppe in downtown Hillsdale, said she’s thankful for American Express’s launch of this movement.
“We love that everybody is out shopping in the downtown,” Bailey said. “We’ve seen a lot more enthusiasm for shopping local and people just want to get out into the local stores.”
To celebrate, Maggie Anne’s will have a storewide sale, along with several other deals.
“We’ll have 20% off storewide, with a couple of exclusions,” Bailey said. “And Vera Bradley will be 30% off, and with your purchase of $75 of more of Vera Bradley, you get a free cellphone crossbody bag. Also from Vera is their Grand Tote that’s normally $90, but it’ll be 50% off. You also get a free ‘love and joy’ tote from Brighton jewelry and handbags with your purchase of $125 or more.”
Healthies of Hillsdale storeowner Sierra Cady said she’s working to bring other local business owners to her store to promote them along with her own place.
“We’re having a Small Business Special here with eight vendors, including us. We’ll be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and our vendors will be here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” Cady said. “We’re also having our customer appreciation day and everything will be super fun and awesome. We’ll have prizes and other fun stuff happening.”
Some of the vendors coming to Healthies of Hillsdale include Thirty-One bags, Pampered Chef, and Tori Belle makeup.
Customers can find Healthies of Hillsdale, Maggie Anne’s, and many other small businesses in downtown Hillsdale.