The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the largest few days of commerce on the calendar before Christmas and a few Prescott small businesses hope they won’t be crowded out of the picture as persons travel to and through across the metro region.
That’s why they’ve organized an event called Small Business Saturday, this Saturday, Nov. 28 and are offering special deals to go with it.
“There are a lot of small businesses in Prescott and we want to help be able to promote them,” Jenni Dunning, co-owner of Twin Fish Boutique said. “We want to create more awareness in the community what’s there for them so they don’t have to drive far and wide when they can stay close to home.”
Twin Fish Boutique at 209 Broad St. is a new small business in town. This clothing and gift store opened in late summer.
“Business has been going good and we’ll be open our normal Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.” Dunning said.
For special deals on Saturday patrons can check out Twin Fish’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/twinfishboutique/.
One local business which has recently expanded is Body Works. It’s special for Small Business Saturday is the gym and classes located at 1380 N. Acres Rd., Suite B are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon that day. Patrons can make use of the expanded space, new lockerrooms, health food bar, weight and exercise equipment.
The added space also helped Body Work double as clothing store as Lucy, a chain store which fitness apparel, brought its gear to sell at Body Works last week for the second time this year.
“They said it was the best off-site sale they’ve ever had” said Body Work’s Kim Benjamin. “They said they would like to keep coming back once per quarter. This expansion has been invaluable to allow us to be able to do something like this. We certainly wouldn’t be able to do so without it.”
A Prescott business which is both new and expanding is Forever Gifts, located in the POWR Building on St. Croix and Canton streets. It opened in the late summer as well and quickly expanded its store by knocking down a wall to an unused room which allowed it to display more fabrics.
“The management of the POWR Building has been very supportive,” Glamm said. “We have more room and we can display more fabrics, more items and others things people want and we can have more classes in here as well.”
Glamm said she’s offering a 25 percent discount on all items off everything in the store for Small Business Saturday.
“It’s a way to show my support for our community of small businesses here in Prescott, especially here in the POWR Building and offer a lots of fabric, yarn and Christmas gifts.” Glamm said.
Also participating in Small Business Saturday is River City Stitch at 1435 N. Acres Rd., #300. To show their appreciation for their customers, they are offering up to 50% off everything in the store from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.