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November 28, 2020

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Season of Small 2020

Downtown Bloomington will be celebrating Small Business Saturday

with a month-long passport campaign

  • How to participate:

    • Shoppers pick up the "passport" at any of the 30 participating retailers in downtown Bloomington starting 11/28.

    • Shoppers will receive a stamp in their passport for each purchase they make from November 28th-December 24th. 

    • All stamps will act as entries for the many giveaway baskets. 

    • The more stamps in your passport, when you turn it in by 12/24, the more entries you receive to win a prize basket. 

  • The prizes:

    • The 30 participating retailers have donated goods that are a value of $800+ while will be divided into multiple giveaway baskets. 
    • The City of Bloomington will announce the winners via Facebook live on the Season of Small Facebook Event page the week of 1/11. They will follow the live video up with a post that includes the winner's name on Instagram and Facebook. 

  • How to learn more:

    • Check out the Facebook Event Page for more information!

    • Shoppers are encouraged (but not required) to use the following hashtag: #downtownBLM #shopsmall

Small Business Facts

7/10 Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spend money at a local business

Small Business Saturday was established in 2010 by American Express and is a registered trademark to American Express. The McLean County SBDC is working to encourage the participating in Small Business Saturday through our marketing efforts and our Sponsored Small Business Saturday Sweepstakes. Read SBS History to learn more. #SmallBusinessSaturday

Shop Small All Weekend 2020

Spend Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Don't Forget about Sunday in Uptown Normal

  • From Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, Uptown businesses will be offering great sales and specials as a thank you to the loyal customers that shop small all year long!

  • Check out the Facebook Event Page for more information.

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