Thanksgiving is around the corner and we give thanks for the blessing of the harvest. Everyone is getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast.
After Thanksgiving, we can easily imagine the endless long lines in early morning for the best deals. Especially in the Fargo-Moorhead area, it does not sound fun at all reminding us, “No pain and no gain.”
To make this thankful weekend better and warmer, Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday have returned to Downtown Fargo. Nicolette Berge, Event Coordinator of the Downtown Fargo Partnership, said “Skip early alarm and mega stores this year to invest in your community with Small Business Saturday and Plaid Friday. Opt for a more relaxing and enjoyable shopping alternative, designed to promote the many social and economic benefits of spending your dollars with independently owned business.”
Plaid Friday started as strong shop local campaigns, and the day was created from the idea of gathering up the small businesses together to create a strong bondage that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses.
For that reason, Plaid Friday encourages shoppers to support the small local businesses and special deals from the stores. Berge explained, “The national movement, Plaid Friday, represents the weaving together of Downtown Fargo’s unique and diverse community of small business owners, their stores and products, to create a strong, beautiful fabric.”
For the participated local stores this weekend, Berge added words that it will vary from store to store, but most local stores are participating by having special deals for celebrating Plaid Friday. Enjoy your shopping and support our local stores by wearing plaid and the day will be a very relaxing shopping day with great promotions.
Small Business Saturday is another day for giving you an opportunity to show your support for local businesses as an extension of Plaid Friday. Small Business Saturday has become a highlight holiday shopping season occasion in Fargo.
Downtown Fargo has one of the highest concentrations of small and independent businesses in the area. Small Business Saturday was introduced as the #shopsmall campaign in 2010 by American Express, to support small and independent retailers.
Berge commented, “Plaid Friday Weekend is the more relaxing and enjoyable shopping alternative to the big box ‘Black Friday’ experience, and designed to promote the many social and economic benefits of spending your dollars with independently-owned business.”
Small Business Saturday is an extension of the event that encourages people to show their love and support for local and independently owned business,” and “I think it is important to keep our dollar local when we can. By shopping small we can help downtown Fargo’s small businesses do what they do best; continue to make our downtown unique and vibrant.”
Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are November 24 and 25 in Downtown Fargo. Please visit http://www.downtownfargo.com/ for more details.
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