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Shop Montrose: Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

Melinda Clarke Executive Director Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce 3516 N Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208  (818) 249-7171 www.montrosechamber.org
Melinda Clarke
Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
3516 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 249-7171

You have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but have you heard of Small Business Saturday? It is the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, like the shops that line Honolulu Avenue. The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is encouraging our local holiday shoppers to support the small businesses in Montrose and the surrounding communities by taking part in Small Business Saturday. This is a day dedicated to supporting the local, independently owned businesses that add character to our neighborhood. As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small businesses thrive.     Don’t ever underestimate your power as a consumer. By shopping or dining at a small business in Montrose this Nov. 24 you’re showing your support. This means you are helping the local entrepreneurs offer more jobs, which in turn invigorates the local economy.

You can also help support this cause by spreading the word to others or share the news online and through social media. Anything you can do helps to give our small businesses the support they need to keep creating jobs, powering the economy and invigorating communities.

This is also the first Saturday of Montrose’s Old Towne Christmas celebration so it will be a fun day for the entire family. There will be a horse drawn trolley and pony rides, strolling carolers, Christmas music and Santa Claus can be found passing out candy canes! Visit shopmontrose.com for all the details. Please remember to help support your local businesses Saturday, Nov. 24 during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year! When you shop local, everyone wins!

Remember to save the date to hear Glendale City Councilmember Laura Friedman when she comes to Montrose to have a community meeting in the Northern Glendale Area. She will be speaking at the Sparr Heights Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a time for questions and answers at the end of address. Please take this opportunity to bring the questions or concerns that you have regarding the North Glendale area so that we can begin a discussion regarding them.

Don’t forget: For only $99 you can become a chamber member or renew an outdated chamber membership. Becoming a member ensures your business listing in our 2012-13 directory and a listing in our online digital directory. The directory is a great resource that is used by many people in the community.

Upcoming Events
Artwalk is this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Artwalk.

Tree lighting ceremony & White Friday on Friday, Nov. 23 at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue. Many stores will be “whiting out” the sales tax on items, offering special promotions, hosting open houses or offering complimentary goodies – just look for the snowflake to find participating stores. At 5 p.m. there will be real snow for the kids to play in and at 7 p.m. the tree lighting ceremony begins.

Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 24. Shop local businesses to support the local economy.

Councilmember Laura Friedman to speak in Montrose on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale, 91208.

36th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. along Honolulu Avenue.

December business mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Polkatots, 2200 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

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