Greater Green Bay Small Business Saturday Guide

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Small business saturday (shop small) is Saturday, Nov. 30.

Get your business ready, promote other local business offers or map out your favorite spots to shop with our greater Green Bay Small Business Saturday Guide. 

CHAMBER MEMBERS: SHARE YOUR SHOP SMALL PROMOTION WITH US!

Members: we want to feature you! Now through Nov. 30, share your promotion with us via the form below and we'll feature it on this page. 

Please note, all information must be completed for us to feature it on this page. Not all submissions will be featured on social media as single posts and may be a part of a larger group posting. We reserve the right to withhold listing for promotions we deem misleading, unclear or outside of our membership agreement. 

SUBMIT YOUR SHOP SMALL PROMOTION 

Planning your promotion for Small Business Saturday?

There's still time to participate and create custom graphics to promote your Small Business Saturday offer(s). Click here to customize marketing materials for your business on the Shop Small website.

Check out our members' shop small promos below:

The Cannery Public Market

Shop small and support local vendors! While enjoying brunch from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Featured local businesses include: R. Winter Wear, Idle King, Make it with Merlot, and Ron's Wisconsin Cheese. Interested in being a vendor? E-mail adrienne@thecannerymarket.com. There is no cost to participate. For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/955382358179651/

Vandervest Harley-Davidson

Stop in for savings on H-D® Licensed Products. Free lunch served from 11am until it's gone. Take extra savings off clearance priced H-D licensed products. *while supplies last some exclusions may apply. See store for more details. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2397253267050187

Green Bay Floral and Greenhouse

Come celebrate Main Street after we celebrate Mainstream. Shop small with us AND take out Wreath Making Class @ 2:00 p.m. Sign up here: https://greenbayfloral.net/experience/

Parallel 44

Christmas at the winery: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It's time to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and amazing Wisconsin wine this holiday season. Experience live music, delicious local wines, special food pairings, exclusive holiday discounts, and grab some holiday gift boxes for those special people on your list. Bring your friends and family out to the winery for this festive event!

National Railroad Museum

With the largest selection of TY plush in Green Bay, along with a wide selection of Melissa & Doug, and items for railroad fans, you'll find something for everyone on your list! Open Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., we look forward to seeing you!

American Antiques and Jewelry

Get your holiday shopping started all in one place! DOORBUSTERS: diamond earrings, diamond pendants, sterling rings 50% off (select)  For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765245700285541

Downtown Green Bay/Military Ave. Business District Facebook event

Look for their Small Business Saturday ad in the Thanksgiving Day edition of the Press Gazette and you will find your Shop Small GB Passport. This passport is your guide to shopping one-of-a-kind gifts while being entered to win prizes from our businesses. 
 
Over $3,500 in prizes are being given away. The Grand Prize winner will receive a luxury stay for two with breakfast at The Hotel Northland, Green Bay - Autograph Collection! 
 
Just three stamps on a passport gets you one entry to win, and you can enter as many passports as you would like. Every participating business will have passports on-site, and no purchase necessary to receive a stamp. 

Definitely De pere Facebook Event

Send some love this holiday season to your favorite small businesses when you shop small and dine small on Small Business Saturday, November 30 in downtown De Pere.

Grab your Shop Small Passport from any participating downtown De Pere location and help support our amazing local downtown businesses and vibrant community. Each time you make a purchase at a participating store, receive a stamp on your passport and be entered to win a prize.

It's going to be a big day for shopping downtown De Pere. Specials are continuously being added so be sure to keep checking back.

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QUICK MARKETING tips and resources for YOUR shop small PROMOTION:

SOCIAL MEDIA

Use hashtags:

  • #SmallBizSat
  • #ShopSmall
  • #SmallBusinessSaturday
  • Use your own branded hashtags, too!

Use geo-tags (add location) on your posts. Tagging your location helps visitors find you through other users' social posts who have also tagged your location.

Create a Facebook event for Small Business Saturday.  If your business is already part of a larger collaborative event, promote the existing event instead. You can share the event as a post on your Facebook page's timeline or invite your Facebook page audience. Learn how here.

Use incentives. If your brand doesn't have incentives or discounts often, this is a great time to get creative. You can create value-add incentives rather than discounts.

We'll share some quick ideas below.

Incentives and promo ideas:
  • Buy X get X free
  • Get X for the price of X
  • Gift certificates or gift cards valued at more than the price paid
  • Raffles
  • Free gift wrapping
  • Double or triple reward points
  • Credit on a future service or offer
  • Exclusive access to a part of your establishment or business that is usually behind-the-scenes only.
  • Exclusive product with purchase or collaborate with another company or vendor(s) for "swag" bags.
  • Exclusive discounts or offers for your most loyal customers.You can set the criteria for dollars spent, events attended, etc. These customers love your brand, it's nice to let them know you appreciate them, too.
  • Discount on day of Shop Small and a returning store visit within 30 or 45 days.
  • Make it an experience. By creating a photo booth, having a special guest or including something unique for shoppers to enjoy (rather than just shopping) you'll be able to make an impression simply by standing out.
  • Not in the retail or restaurant industry? No problem. Use the momentum of Shop Small to create excitement over a new product launch, highlight a new service you're offering or to recruit new employees.
  • Tell your story. Let this be a time to connect with your clients and customers by sharing more about what makes Shop Small special to your brand or business. Remember, this is a great time to gain new prospects, consumers and interest in your entire brand - it's not just one day. 
  • Interview your customers. If you have a lot of traffic during this day, recruit an employee or volunteer to capture the excitement and try to interview some of your customers. Be sure to get their permission in writing and use their words to tell your brand story for you.