5 ways to support Small Business Saturday
It all comes at you so quickly: One minute, you’re making grocery lists and setting the menu for Thanksgiving, and then, in the blink of an eye, the holiday has arrived, only to be followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday -- and then your tree goes up and Christmas morning is here.
Here is a great way to shop local
Looking to support local businesses in Detroit? Locally owned businesses are coming together for the Black Wall Street event that will showcase several Black-owned businesses, all presented by Hot Sam’s. Today on “Live In The D”, Business Lead and Legacy Preserver at Hot Sam’s, Lauren Stovall, joined host Jason Carr to talk about the upcoming event.
Give the gift of a Metro Detroit museum membership this holiday
Dearborn Historical Museum (Dearborn): The Dearborn Historical Museum preserves uniquely Dearborn stories and interprets the evolution of the Dearborn area from human settlement to the present as a means of improving our diverse community. Detroit Historical Society (Detroit): A Detroit Historical Society membership is your ticket to Detroit’s past, present and future. Ferndale Historical Society (Ferndale): Members of the Ferndale Historical Society receive the quarterly ‘Crow’s Nest’ newsletter, access to past issues, and access to online member resources. Hamtramck Historical Museum (Hamtramck): The Hamtramck Historical Museum is designed to be more than just a repository and display venue for historical items. Yankee Air Museum (Belleville): Become a member of Yankee Air Museum today and receive FREE tickets to the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show and other Museum events, admission to over 300 Association of Science-Technology Centers, discounts on Air Adventures, and much more.
Stakes are higher for Metro Detroit small businesses trying to survive the pandemic
DETROIT – Small Business Saturday is here and the stakes are higher than ever for local businesses in the pandemic. He’s gearing up for small business Saturday, but he knows this year things will be different. “Sales online are higher than normal.”“More than 40% of Black Small Businesses shutdown this year due to COVID-19,” said Marketing Manager Racheal Hawk with Facebook. “Knowing that, we felt compelled to help.”That’s why they started the Buy Black Friday Campaign, which urges people to ‘Buy Black’ and ‘Buy Small’ every Friday in November, but they’re extending that initiative to Small Business Saturday. It’s been a tough year for local businesses, so let’s rally together to #SupportLocal this holiday season.
Michigan leaders encourage residents to support local shops
LANSING, Mich. – State leaders are asking Michigan residents to beat lines and avoid crowds by shopping at local small businesses on Black Friday. One in five jobs in Michigan are in the retail industry, according to the Michigan Retailers Association. Gretchen Whitmer has been encouraging residents to support local and small businesses that have been hit hardest by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. “Now more than ever, small businesses in Pure Michigan need your support. It's about making small choices to support the local businesses that support your community, Lorenz said about the “Support Local" campaign.
Metro Detroit restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners, catering during COVID
Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails: This Woodward Avenue restaurant is offering Thanksgiving feasts for up to 8 people. Andiamo: Available at all restaurant locations, Andiamo is offering Thanksgiving feast packages for 4-6 people and for 12-15 people. San Morello: This Shinola Hotel restaurant is offering Thanksgiving Day feasts for about $85 per person. Slows BBQ: This Corktown staple is offering Thanksgiving packages with BBQ classics for 6-8 people. Crystal Gardens: This Southgate catering and banquet hall is offering pickup Thanksgiving meals for groups of 10 or 15.
These Ann Arbor eateries are serving up Thanksgiving dinner
Although holiday gatherings will be smaller this year, that doesn’t mean cooking a whole Thanksgiving menu isn’t any less stressful. Here’s a cornucopia of 15 Ann Arbor eateries with Thanksgiving specials:Trying to be more plant-based? Choose from wild mushroom and hazelnut soup or roasted butternut squash and apple soup and a smattering of Thanksgiving sides and pies. Get away from turkey and traditional sides by ordering a Miss Kim Thanksgiving meal kit. Order a whole traditional turkey dinner or mix and match your sides, desserts and appetizers.