Erie Downtown Partnership to Host Small Business Saturday Celebration
Dollhouse at Pointe Foure Vintage manager Daisy Clark is looking forward to the holiday shopping season.
"The holiday season is usually the busiest season," said Clark. "We're always working a way, finding new ways to do some Black Friday deals, some Small Business Saturday deals."
Next weekend, Clark is hoping to see a boost in business.
"It's a great day," said Clark. "It's really important for the businesses to highlight small businesses."
The Erie Downtown Partnership is sponsoring its third annual Small Business Saturday event in downtown Erie.
It's a chance to check out 60 vendors in several locations throughout downtown Erie.
"It's super important to shop smal and shop local for the holidays," said Erie Downtown Partnership events and marketing manager Dave Tamulonis. "More of your money is going to stay here in the local community, supporting your friends and neighbors who own small businesses and also, it's a great way to get unique and fun gifts that you couldn't find anywhere else."
The event aims to make downtown Erie a holiday shopping destination while supporting local businesses.
"If you shop locally, your money stays in the Erie community," said Erie Mayor Joe Schember. "A large percentage of it, almost 70 percent of it stays right here and it generates more, as those people spend their money locally."
For Clark, the community support means everything.
"Small business is definitely a thriving community in itself," said Clark. "We're all just people trying to get by, so it's a great day and it's really important for the businesses to highlight small businesses."
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.