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Shop local and support small businesses this holiday

November 26, 2013

This morning, Nick joined betsy & iya owners Will Cervarich and Betsy Cross to kick off Portland’s Little Boxes campaign and present them with a Proclamation for Small Business Saturday.

Held on November 29 and 30, Little Boxes is the biggest local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping event.

Little Boxes showcases the best of Portland’s unique and collaborative small business community. For every purchase you make at one Little Box store, you qualify for a 10 percent discount at the next Little Box store.

Over 175 locally-owned, independent retailers citywide are participating in Little Boxes. This year, to help find the gifts you are looking for, Little Boxes launched a free iPhone app.

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They strengthen our neighborhoods, create jobs, and are the engine of economic growth in our community. As City Council liaison to Venture Portland, Nick is proud to lend his support to Little Boxes and small businesses across Portland.

Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about the Little Boxes campaign.

From small idea, Little Boxes grew big

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Small retailers fight for Black Friday business with big-box stores

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Little Boxes enters third year of imploring Portlanders to shop locally

Andy Giegerich in Sustainable Business Oregon


Small Business Saturday Proclamation