Today, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street announced its participation in Small Business Saturday on November 26 to support small businesses in Lee’s Summit, MO. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses, and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.
Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street is pleased to announce its participation in Small Business Saturday and the Neighborhood Champion program. On November 26, during regular store hours, the greater Lee’s Summit area is encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday by shopping at local downtown shops and restaurants. The event will feature free Small Business Saturday swag and specials from participating merchants.
“Give the gift of local this holiday season,” said Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Executive Director, Donnie Rodgers, Jr. “By giving a gift from a locally-owned shop, you not only give a gift to a loved one, you give a gift of support to our local community.”
Many prizes will be awarded using a new program which will replace last year’s passport promotion. Shoppers have the opportunity to win Downtown Lee’s Summit gift cards, ranging from $10 to $250. Scratch-to-win game pieces will be available to the first 50 customers at each participating downtown business.
A Grand Prize Getaway will also be awarded which includes Amtrak tickets from Downtown Lee’s Summit, MO to downtown Washington, MO, a one-night stay in Gottfried’s Cabin, and a prize basket of donated items and gift cards from participating Downtown Lee’s Summit shops and restaurants. This giveaway can be entered by filling out an entry form at a participating downtown business or the entry form on the back of a non-winning scratcher game piece.
This year’s participating businesses include:
- A Thyme for Everything
- Blue Heron Design
- The Browning Bed & Breakfast
- Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit
- Cameron's Home Furnishings
- Fossil Forge
- Henry's Antiques
- KD's Books
- Luxxe Apparel
- One Stop Decorating
- Razzberry Wimzy
- Red Door Wine Store
- The Living Stone
- The Sports Scene
- Summit Video Services
- Third Street Social
- Timekeeper's Clock Shop
- Very Violet Boutique
- Wedding Expressions by Geri
- Whistle Stop Xpressions Boutique
Downtown Lee's Summit gift cards will be on sale from 10am-5pm at the Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street office (13 SE 3rd St.).