Thanksgiving is tomorrow and the holiday rush is now here (just go to any grocery store to verify)! I am always thankful for my family first, of course, who give me purpose in life and reason to work hard at the Chamber. I am grateful for my hardworking husband who gives me the “yes” answers more than the “no” when I am wanting (which is often). Case in point, he is taking me and our kids to California Adventure tomorrow to celebrate in a less traditional way, but a way sure to be building memories together, no doubt. That being said, our office will be closed and we will resume business on Monday.
This November 30th is the 10th Small Business Saturday®, which means it’s almost time to celebrate with your favorite small businesses — like (hint, hint) the many that are right here in Santee. Shopping small makes a big difference for our business and our community. Join us in making this Small Business Saturday one to remember. Need a few ideas how? I thought you might… check out my quick #ShopSmallSantee list and get your holiday gift guide taken care of this weekend:
- For the Fashionista: Shop some amazing styles at Fitzgerald’s Boutique and check out all her current deals!
- For the Beer Enthusiast: Go to some of our local pubs like BNS, PIB or Groundswell to get a growler filled!
- For the Pet Parent: Pop into Furology or VIP Pet Grooming and book their furbaby a grooming session!
- For the Sports Nut: Consider gifting a league fees at Sportsplex or sporting equipment from Al’s to your favorite athlete!
- For the Performing Artist: Get that dancing queen (Expressions Dance) or little drummer boy (Staump Music School) some lessons!
- For the Beauty Mogul: Visit Salon Thrive or My Salon Suites to book and pre-pay for a new holiday look (don’t forget the tip)!
- For the Coffee Connoisseur: Preload a gift card or buy a cool cup to fill at Coffee Corner or Bowls n Brews!
- For the Theatre Lover: Grab tickets to a show at Off Broadway Live, or better yet, season tickets!
- For the Renovator: Get a free quote from Alison Construction or All Pro Garage on a project you’ve put off long enough!
- For the Energy Saver: Consider finally getting solar or a whole house fan from family business Raceway Electric or Bolle Electric!
As always, thank you for your continued support — we can’t wait to celebrate with you, Happy Thanksgiving!