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Don’t Forget to Support Small Businesses Saturday

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-29 11:27:52-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- So much focus is put on snagging Black Friday deals, that it’s important not to overlook “the little guys” in your community. Set aside to honor them by American Express back in 2010 is “Small Business Saturday”, which falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year.

As your FOX17 Smart Shopper, I wanted to highlight a few wonderful communities taking part:

Lake Odessa: Consignments by Sherry, 1037 Fourth Ave. will be holding a Christmas Open House, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lowell: Various shops offering wonderful discounts

Belding: R. E. Furniture Covered Village Mall. Come take a look at their custom designs from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kalamazoo: Buy Local Saturday Bizarre Bazaar, Bell’ Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. Enjoy local beer and great locally made products from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Grand Rapids:

  • Small Business Saturday Shopstravaganza: 820 Monroe St. Suite 104. Everything from jewelry, demos and more, 2p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dear Prudence, 40 Monroe Center in MoDiv and Gas Light Village East Grand Rapids will be featuring mimosas, muffins along with a special discount
  • MoDiv, 40 Monroe Center NW (made up of various shops in downtown Grand Rapids)
  • Papers Plus: 2213 Wealthy: 25 percent off all Company C rugs, accents and bedding
  • Celebration Cinema South, 1506 Eastport Dr. SE: Representative from jewelry and other accessories along with body care and travel.
  • Schuler Books: Holiday scratch-off promotion! Every customer gets an opportunity to win valuable gifts from Schuler Books and our Chapbook Cafe!
  • LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m , hosting various vendors

East Grand Rapids, Gaslight Village:

Holland:  EcoBuns will have  up to 50 percent off select items along with discounts on other baby items.

Howard City: Kindel & Company, 133 E. Edgerton, will be offering numerous discounts.

Rockford: Quaint downtown with numerous shops and places to eat

 Dowagiac: Several shops holding specials, including The Marshall Shoppe, Imperial Furniture, Booth’s Country Florist, Vincent J. Jewelers and The Tipsy Gypsy.

Muskegon: Special shopping discounts, sales and giveaways and fun activities like the Teddy Bear Breakfast & Festival of Trees at the Muskegon Museum of Art, historic holiday tours and carriage rides at the Lakeshore Museum Center historic sites, Christmas tree sales in Hackley Park, an artisan market and craft show at the Century Club and the lighting of Hackley Park for the holidays with carolers, refreshments and Santa Claus! You will also have an opportunity to win a beautiful basket of goodies by getting your card punched at local merchants. The event takes place between Western Ave. and Third St.

South Haven: Various businesses participating.

Niles, Michigan: Too many wonderful deals and participating locations to list. Click here to see for yourself!

If you are having wonderful deals in your town, be sure to email me: or follow me on Twitter @FOX17deals