As we near the holidays, shopping for gifts is on the top of our lists. Pleasanton Downtown Association is featuring “12 Days of Downtown Deals” with numerous merchants offering specials and discounts beginning on December 10 through December 21. Look for these two local businesses that are dedicated to bringing you personable customer service and unique products. Shop small and support our small businesses in Pleasanton!
KJ Couture has been in Pleasanton for three years and started the company off Instagram in 2013. Their Pleasanton location is perfect in downtown and they love the atmosphere and sense of community by being a business on Main Street. Come check out their specialty item of Shapewear! They are located at 706 Main Street.
The Gourmet Works is no stranger to downtown Pleasanton. This family-owned and operated business has been in downtown for 20 years! They are located at 420 Main Street and love being in the heart of Pleasanton’s downtown district. All of their chocolates are handmade on the premises… come in on December 15 for $5 off any purchase over $25! You’re sure to find a holiday gift in Downtown Pleasanton!
Come to Downtown Pleasanton for “friendly, personal service, exciting events, and fast special orders” at Towne Center Books. Owner, Judy Wheeler has been in business for 23 years and her goal is to keep every customer satisfied. Supporting small business helps shops like Judy’s stay in business, so stop on by and you may even get to meet the shop’s furry greeter, Max.
Speaking of furry friends, could you use some unique pet supplies? Murphy’s Paw is just the ticket… Dean Mancini has owned this Downtown Pleasanton gem for 10 years. It’s family-owned and is dedicated to serving the community with all your pet needs. #Shopsmall at Towne Center Books and Murphy’s Paw on Small Business Saturday, November 24 and remember to shop all year-round to support small businesses in Pleasanton!
Support your favorite local spots, or find new ones in Pleasanton! Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone – from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally – to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. American Express started the Shop Small movement in an effort to support these local places that make our communities strong. They launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, hoping to help bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
In Pleasanton, there are over 3,750 small businesses that employ more than 33,500 people collectively. Supporting these businesses is a critical component of restoring and rebuilding a healthy economy. Let’s support small businesses by shopping small on November 24. Pleasanton Downtown Association is hosting an Open House in historic Downtown Pleasanton with free photos with Santa at Museum on Main located at 603 Main Street from 10 am – 1 pm. Over 30 downtown merchants will be participating in this all-day event by offering special discounts on shopping, dining, and services. Balloons, stickers, shopping bags, pet bandanas, pens and more will be given to lucky customers throughout the day as a thank you for supporting local businesses.
“When we support our local businesses by shopping here in Pleasanton, our sales tax dollars stay in the community. For every $100 spent, $46 stays here based on an independent retail study conducted several years ago,” said Lisa Adamos, City of Pleasanton Economic Development Specialist. Show your support when you shop in Pleasanton on November 24. Take a selfie at your favorite business, tag the business plus #inPleasantonCA, #downtownpleasanton, #pleasanton and share them with #shopsmallpleasanton. Let’s make November 24 the Biggest Day of the Year for small businesses in Pleasanton!
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.
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.
Pleasanton is home to a myriad of businesses, products, and service providers and we are so happy to call them part of our community. That being said, we encourage our residents to shop locally as to further strengthen our economy. For every $100 spent in our city, $46 stays in the community. That’s an incredible number!
But what are some other benefits of shopping locally?
– A sense of involvement
– Provides our Pleasanton Economic Development Program with more options and a larger budget to provide for you
– A better economy attracts more visitors and residents
– An ever growing community
And there are plenty more reasons! What are some you suggest? Let us know in the comment section below.