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All the Details on Small Business Saturday in Wilmington, DE

  Photo Credit: https://www.gathersf.com/blog/2015/11/22/small-business-saturday-lip-bar-free-gifts-and-more

Photo Credit: https://www.gathersf.com/blog/2015/11/22/small-business-saturday-lip-bar-free-gifts-and-more

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Kick off the holiday season and make your weekend merry and bright by enjoying the Small Business Saturday festivities in Downtown Wilmington, DE. All the details and deals you will need for the entire day are below!

Parade:
The Wilmington Jaycees’ 55th Annual Christmas Parade will be held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 24th. Start the shopping season by supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost our economy, and preserve neighborhoods around our country.

11AM Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
www.wilmingtonjaycees.com

The Parade route beings at 5th and King Streets, and ends at Rodney Square. Children at the parade are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and drop it off when Santa passes along the parade route. (Children should provide their complete mailing address, including zip code, if they would like a reply.) The Wilmington Jaycees will work with Santa and his elves to make every effort to answer each letter.

Live Entertainment:
Enjoy live entertainment from 12PM-1:30PM at our Downtown businesses: 
LOMA CoffeeJessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her “evocative, lush, exquisite vocals, accompanied by elegant and impressive guitar playing” create a “meditative backdrop” for her music.
Starbucks on MarketLisaJeanette is a folk/pop singer-songwriter and performer from Philadelphia.
Margaux RestaurantDavid Wilson is a singer/songwriter who blends folk, country, and americana music to create his original sound.

Restaurant & Small Business Specials:

#SHOPSMALL at our Downtown businesses after the parade and grab dinner while you're here! 

218 Grille: 25% off each order

Al's Sporting Goods: $10 off minimum purchase of $60 or $20 off minimum purchase of $110 with coupon. 

Delaware History Museum: Delaware History Museum will be open with “Pay what you wish” admission!

Ernest & Scott Taproom: 1/2 priced tacos and $3 coronas all day on Small Business Saturday 

Poppycock Tattoo: For every $100 gift certificate get an extra $25 added. Plus 10% off body piercings sale AND a fun $80 Sailor Jerry tattoo flash special only on Nov 24th!

Lafate Gallery: 50% OFF on Framed and Unframed Limited Edition Prints! Also, gift certificates as holiday "Art Class Gifts" to children & adults are available for purchase.

The Mill Space: SBS #shopsmall market from 9AM-1PM on the 4th floor of the Nemours building. Several small businesses will be offering anything from jewelry & apparel to services like photography. Following the close of the SBS market get access to the shop small social at Tonic Bar and Grille!

The Residences at Mid-town Park: Get ½ month free rent through the holiday.

Starbucks on Market & ResideBPG: FREE hot chocolate and coffee 
samples during the Christmas Parade outside of Starbucks!

Tonic Bar and Grille: Filet special for Small Business Saturday – 6oz for $20.00, 8oz for $24.00, and 10oz for $28.00 starting at 5pm and Happy Hour from 2pm-5pm!

The Sold Firm (1st floor at Artist Ave Station): Original artwork at Big Deals! 

UDairy Creamery: FREE Christmas sprinkles with any ice cream purchase for the parade. Plus $5 gift card for any $20 spent on Small Business Saturday! 

Stay Downtown all night long & enjoy the FREE LIGHT SHOW!!!
Our friends at The Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE will have a holiday-themed light show to add to the festivities on Small Business Saturday. Three different shows will take place at 5PM, 5:30PM & 6PM on November 24th! 

The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Cirque Dreams at 2PM
https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/5640-cirque-dreams-holidaze 

The Queen
Ben LeRoy & The Snap at 8PM
http://www.thequeenwilmington.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=02005526AEF1A8AB&offerid=91241

Tell your friends you are attending by visiting the Facebook event.

Did You Know Downtown Visions Hosts Merchant Meetings

Downtown Visions Wilmington DE Merchant Meetings

Get to know the fellow business owners and marketing professionals in Downtown Wilmington. Collaborate on upcoming events, learn from your fellow neighbors and be the first to hear about upcoming positive changes to the vicinity.

Our next merchant meeting is Monday, November 19th, all are welcome to attend.

Merchant meetings downtown wilmington de

For more information on how Downtown Visions proudly serves the local business community, click here.

Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs at Delaware Libraries!

Small business Assistance at Delaware Libraries

Locations:

All the workshops are available simultaneously using their video conferencing system at the six participating libraries:

  • Bear Public Library, 101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701

  • Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901

  • Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

  • Milton Public Library, 121 Union St, Milton, DE 19968

  • Wilmington Public Library, 10 & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Woodlawn Public Library, 2020 W 9th St, Wilmington, DE 19805

 *There is an anomaly that the October 18 workshop: So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur will not be available at Georgetown and Milton due to a county-wide library staff training session that will close all the Sussex County libraries.

Maintain Your Sanity Through Your Workday!
October 11, 10:30 AM - 12:00 pm 

Take a few deep breaths while you practice some efficient and effective mental hygiene exercises to make the quick mental adjustment that will maintain your sanity through the ups and downs of the typical workday. Identify the state of mind that offers you the power, ease and freedom to be at your best and learn how to make it your default setting. Whether you regularly practice meditation or are a beginner, tips from Mia Muratori, MFA, RTA, Behavioral Dynamics Consultant will help you maintain your meditation muscle to improve your day. 


So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur 
 October 18, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(Georgetown and Milton Libraries closed)

This introduction to small business ownership is part of the series SCORE at the Inspiration Space to assist aspiring entrepreneurs anticipating the start of a new venture. SCORE volunteer, Tom Ziemianski will test to see if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur and explore the viability and challenges associated with starting a business.
 


Numbers You Need to Know
October 25, 10:30 AM - 12:00 pm 


Budget, break-even point and cash flow. You have probably heard those terms but may not understand what they mean, why they are important and how to compute them. Knowing these numbers can make the difference between a successful or failing business. Join Jim Whisman of Colonial Financial & Tax Services, LLC to learn why you need to know these numbers to manage your business and get step-by-step instructions for the calculations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janet Wurtzel.

Downtown Wilmington, Delaware Merchant Meeting Recap

Downtown Wilmington DE Merchant Meeting Recap

For those that were not able to attend our last merchant meeting here is what you missed.  We hope you can join us at our next meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9AM - The Living Room, (previously Jerry’s Artarama) 706 N. Market Street.

 

Speaker:

Denita L. Thomas: SBDC, Associate State Director

dlthomas@udel.edu 
302-831-077

 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) https://delawaresbdc.org/

 

Small Business Saturday: November 24, 2018

 

Celebrate a Gallery that has brought the entire Community Together! It is LaFate Gallery's Third Anniversary!

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A Limited Edition Print, available online at www.lafategallery.com

Join us in celebrating the third anniversary of LaFate Gallery, a space that has inspired, educated and most importantly, celebrated the beauty of cultural diversity.

Located within the LOMA district at 227 N Market St, LaFate Gallery has become a community staple, providing workshops, painting classes and art for purchase. Within the three years of the gallery's existence Eunice LaFate, owner of the shop has impacted hundreds of lives with her bubbly personality and gift of creativity.

 LaFate has immersed herself in teaching and helping people of all ages and races, which is why her creative spirit shows itself in folk art that emphasizes the beauty of human diversity and the importance of cultural heritage. 

Her anniversary art sale on September 30th from 1-6 PM will be a benefit show featuring 25% off all original paintings. Attendees are requested to register at eunicelafate@gmail.com 

LaFate Gallery Anniversary
LaFate Gallery Wilmington, DE