South San Francisco, CA November 18, 2016
Everything South City is proud to once again support Small Business Saturday, Nov 26th as we encourage our neighbors to spend their holiday money locally, for many great reasons as cited below.
We have partnered with the following stores & ask that you patronize them everyday and on Saturday November 26th customers will receive a FREE gift while supplies last when visiting these establishments. When you visit the store, take a selfie, post on social media and tag EverythingSouthCity and #SBS to be entered into our GAME ON. Or post directly to our social media FB HERE or TWITTER HERE or INSTAGRAM HERE. The winner will be randomly chosen to receive a special gift provided by one of our merchants!
Thanks to the following small businesses for all they do for our community every day of the year as we kick off the 2016 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
Antigua Coffee Shop (437 Grand Ave)
Amis Creperie + Cafe (415 Grand Ave)
Armstrong Brewing Co. (415 Grand Ave)
Bronstein Music (363 Grand Ave) Special in-store treasure hunt with $100 gift cert prize info HERE
Di Napoli Pizzeria and Ristorante (202 Grand Ave)
Grand Avenue Hardware (306 Grand Ave)
The Plymire-Schwarz House – they will be hosting a special boutique!! (519 Grand Ave)
South City Pawn (230 Miller Ave)
South City Grocery Outlet (Hickey Blvd at ECR)
Sweet Spot Tennis (659 El Camino Real) SBS specials include: Offering free 10 – 15 min TRX demonstration. Hybrid Tennis Racquet Stringing for $25.**
***Chavarria’s Produce Market (900 Linden Ave @Hillside)
VISIT THESE STORES ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH & RECEIVE FREE GIFTS (while supplies last)
Take a selfie in the store, tag us and #SBS to be entered into our GAME ON!!
***UPDATED TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SMALL BUSINESSES
** PLEASE NOTE: We will update businesses special offerings as they become available to us
WHY SHOP SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES? Sustainable Connections shares their list:
1) Buy Local – Support yourself
Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money isused to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.(Click here to see summaries of a variety of economic impact studies; these include case studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.)
2) Support Community Groups
Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
3) Keep our Community Unique
Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
4) Reduce Environmental Impact
Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
5) Create more good jobs
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
6) Get Better Service
Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
7) Invest In Community
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
8) Put Your Taxes To Good Use
Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally- owned stores entering the community.
9) Buy What You Want, Not What Someone Wants You To Buy
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
10) Encourage Local Prosperity
A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.
To read more on ESC previous efforts to support our Local Small Businesses on SBS CLICK HERE