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Small Business Saturday - November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.  Not only do we invite you to "shop small" but we also strongly encourage you to shop locally.

Shopping locally at small businesses in our neighborhoods (1) helps maintain the diversity of stores on the mid-south side, (2) builds strong neighborhoods, (3) creates jobs, (4) provides funds for more city services through sales tax, and (5) promotes community development.

While our small businesses will eagerly accept your purchases on Small Business Saturday, please take advantage of sales, deals, and unique appeals in our local communities whenever you do your holiday shopping.  Celebrate the holidays and shop locally-owned independent stores to support your neighborhood. 

Thanks to the contributions of Bank of America and PNC Bank, the South East Chicago Commission and Downtown Hyde Park invite you to

Join us Saturday, November 25, 2017


Small Business Saturday Kick Off Events

Drum into Savings live performances by Chicago's Low End Theory Drum Ensemble


Skidoo's Café and Grill 
235 E. 51st Street
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Nov-25th

Time for raffle prizes, photos,
and Breakfast with Santa!

  Pearle Vision
1200 E. 53rd Street
11:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday Nov-25th

Join us for free refreshments,
and gift certificate giveaways!
Live Music Drum into Savings

Jo Jayden Luxury Shoes
1457 E. 53rd Street
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday Nov-25th

Hear the sounds of the drum,
enjoy refreshments & discounts!

  The Connection
4321 S. Cottage Grove
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday Nov-25th
Shop Local, Shop Bronzeville
Pop Retail Event Featuring
more than 25 vendors,
special appearance for kids,
and 1pm raffle!

Alyce Shoe Lyfe 
6431 S. Cottage Grove
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday Nov-25th

Shop & Sip with free 
refreshments and raffle prizes!

  Carver 47 Café
1060 E. 47th Street
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday Nov-25th

Join us inside Little Black Pearl,
for gift certificate giveaways
and holiday caroling!

Kick off events are supported by the South East Chicago Commission, Downtown Hyde Park, 51st Street Business Association, City of Chicago Business Affairs Consumer Protection (BACP), Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) and the SECC Business District Improvement Program.

*Must be present to win raffle prizes. Gift certificates can be used only at the host location.

Want more cash for shopping locally at small businesses in our neighborhoods?? Participate in the Eat Drink and Buy Local program and a $50 Gift Certificate! Visit



Small Business Saturday kick off events have been hugely successful over the years. The SECC has partnered with more 30 different small businesses and help generated more than $350,000 in spending since the initiatives started. Check out our photos from last year's events:

Small Business Saturday 2016

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