It's good for our Economy, Environment, and Community.
Buying locally . . .
Is more fun with unique, personalized service.
Your merchants get to know our local tastes and select merchandise with the local community in mind. You get personal attention. You feel connected. Pleasanton businesses know our local market and are more responsive to our local market. Customers are merchants' friends and neighbors.
Keeps dollars in our economy.
Spending locally ensures that our sales taxes are reinvested right here in our community. Of every $100 spent at an independently owned Pleasanton store, $46 stays in the community. That makes our city extraordinary!
Ensures our city stays extraordinary and the place to go.
Our businesses make us special and give us a strong sense of loyalty for our city. The more unique we are as a community, the more we attract visitors, which benefits everyone.
Is more environmentally friendly.
Supporting our local businesses often means you can walk and bike to shop, supporting conveniently located and accessible shops. You get products that are often better-made because our neighbors stand behind them.
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This January, California Restaurant Month will celebrate its sixth anniversary with flavor-filled days featuring prix-fixe menus, wine-pairing specials, chef-led events and more at dining establishments across the state.
To celebrate California Restaurant month in the Tri-Valley, the mysterious Secret Somm will build on last year’s buzz by surprising random diners with gifts of local wine and a paid meal tab every weekend January 8-31.
Last year, the Secret Somm gifted more than 30 bottles of wine to restaurant patrons in five cities. These random acts of wine-kindness generated national attention from media outlets such as Good Morning America, Huffington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS News.
Things to know:
- Please keep Secret Somm’s identity anonymous
- Secret Somm will only visit places that serve wine produced in Livermore Valley. Bottles will be ordered from the restaurant’s existing wine list.
- Please share that Secret Somm has arrived at your establishment via social media with photos and/or video of the gift recipients
- Secret Somm always pays the bill (plus gratuity!), so no comps are requested
- Official hashtags: #secretsomm #secretsommca #visittrivalley
Spread the news, and follow the trail of good will-
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The City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Downtown Association, Visit Tri-Valley, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Hacienda, are excited to work together to encourage the Pleasanton community to not only shop in Pleasanton on November 28, Small Business Saturday, but consider shopping "small" to support our local businesses this holiday season and throughout the year.
Numerous organizations have joined the national campaign, founded by American Express in 2010, declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country during one of the busiest shopping times of the year. In Pleasanton, small businesses having between 1 and 100 employees provide more than 23,000 jobs.
Pleasanton merchants are encouraged to visit shopsmall.com
to obtain tools to market their stores. Shoppers are encouraged to visit inPleasanton.com
as well as partner organization websites to discover all of Pleasanton's retail shopping locations, and visit shopsmall.com
to find local merchants that have joined the Small Business Saturday campaign by offering special promotions or discounts.
From the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey: “According to research by American Express in 2014, consumers spent an estimated $14.3 billion at independent merchants on the day.” And a study of independent retailers that included Pleasanton merchants showed that for every $100 spent at an independently owned store, $46 stays in the community. ... [ Read More ]