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Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday, an all-day event set for Nov. 27 encourages people from all over the city and beyond to come downtown and support local small businesses. Many of the businesses will host in-store promotions and specials, exclusive to the event.
Downtown Racine is home to over 60 small businesses, managed and owned by Racine entrepreneurs. It has a plethora of authentic restaurants that can excite any taste bud including 16 restaurants that received a 2021 Best of Racine or Hometown Favorite award. There is no doubt gifts can be found for even the pickiest of people at the numerous unique downtown stores, where seven shops also received the 2021 awards.
“This year, more than ever, it Is crucial we support small businesses. We have such a wonderful mix of retail shops, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.” said Kelly Kruse, Executive Director of the Downtown Racine Corporation. “This holiday season, please put your money where your heart is. Support your downtown and our local business owners.”
There will be free meter parking all day during Small Business Saturday. Please note, parking time limits will be enforced via tire marking to ensure the turnover of spaces. Most meters in downtown are currently four hours. The free parking excludes all ramps with gates and the Lakefront Lot.
Having successful small businesses in Downtown is crucial to our Community, especially in the fragile environment 2020 and 2021 brought. In fact, $0.67 of every dollar stays in the community as compared to shopping at national chains.
Small Business Saturday is proudly backed by American Express, who provides marketing materials and swag for the event.