Shop Small this Holiday Season and Make a Difference in Your Community

Shop Small Season is back in downtown Frostburg! Kick off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday, a national celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. Throughout November and December, downtown Frostburg businesses will be featuring specials, promotions, and everything you need to have a safe shopping and dining experience. On Saturday, November 27, celebrate Small Business Saturday with one-day-only discounts, a holiday pickle scavenger hunt, and a pop-up holiday market.  In addition to city-wide sales and promotions, FrostburgFirst will host its annual Shop Small Holiday Market in City Place from 11AM – 4 PM.  Local entrepreneurs and artisans will be selling hand-crafted items including jewelry, clothing, home decor, artwork, textiles, skin-care, candles, holiday gifts, and so much more. While at City Place, enjoy complimentary hot cocoa provided by FrostburgFirst as a thank you for shopping small and take advantage of free bag check service.

Leading up to Small Business Saturday, FrostburgFirst is offering chances to win a gift card or unique discount at downtown Frostburg businesses.  Throughout the month of November, tiny Shop Small bags will be hidden in different downtown businesses.  FrostburgFirst will post a hint of its location on Facebook and Instagram.  Follow @FrostburgFirst to see the weekly photo clues and solve for a chance to win!

This season, local small businesses need the support of their community more than ever. According to a recent study, 62% of U.S. small businesses reported that they need to see consumer spending return to pre-COVID levels by the end of 2021 in order to stay in business. There are so many ways to support local businesses while remaining safe and taking care of that holiday to-do list.  Many downtown Frostburg businesses have online purchasing, curbside pick-up, delivery, and gift cards available.

 

Shopping Small is the perfect opportunity to find great deals for the holiday while benefiting your community. When you spend your dollars at a local business, you contribute to a stronger economic base and sense of community in Downtown Frostburg.  An average of two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in the local community. That means shopping small could help bring things like better schools, smoother roads, and new jobs to neighborhoods across the country. This year, get even more out of your holiday shopping with the county-wide Shop Small, Win Big campaign. When you shop at participating small businesses from November 26 – December 19, 2021, you can upload your receipt to mdmountainside.com/winbig be entered for a chance to win cash prizes, totaling $1,000. Each time you shop, you are eligible to win.

To stay updated on Shop Small Season events and to preview our holiday market vendors check out downtownfrostburg.com/shopsmallseason or follow @FrostburgFirst on Facebook and Instagram.

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