The past few days I’ve taken time to drop in on some pretty awesome folks. As a Neighborhood Champion for Shop Small Saturday, I have the pleasure of delivering free marketing materials and custom designed canvas tote bags to the proprietors of local independent businesses to help them prepare for Saturday, November 25, 2017, a day officially recognized as Shop Small Saturday in the US.

Small brick and mortar businesses are important to our local communities, local economies and the welfare of local residents. When customers spend where they live, communities grow stronger and main streets remain active. The Shop Small Saturday movement founded by American Express in 2010 has grown into a delightful celebration of small businesses and the owners who operate them. This year, a few of the local indies we are supporting are:

Oh My Bod®
Oh My Bod® is a one of a kind boutique with a hip location in West Delray Beach at Delray Marketplace. Oh My Bod’s in-store brand has everything from resort wear to atheleisure, making it an optimal destination for the best American made clothing. From one of a kind pieces to accessories, all merchandise is couture, hand-made in America.
Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Road, Suite 120, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (561) 808-7322

Way Beyond Bagels
Way Beyond Bagels is known for their delicious bagels but they offer way beyond that. They have an extensive selection of prepared goods, salads and spreads. They also offer an extensive catering menu. Way Beyond Bagels has a second location for their loyal customers to enjoy. Experience their galaxy today, because they are way beyond…
The Shoppes at Addison Place, 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (561) 638-1320
Reserve Shopping Center, 9858 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (561) 883-3535

Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria
Manhattan Joe’s brings a New York slice to Boca Raton, FL. This family owned establishment has been making authentic pizza using only the most fresh ingredients and serving hungry customers for years. In addition to perfect thin and crispy pizza, they offer a large selection of baked pastas, entrees, salads and catering.
Polo Club Shoppes, 5030 Champion Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (561) 995-6563
East location – 1901 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (516) 931-2959

So, especially this Saturday, November 25th and as often as you can year round, find time to visit your favorite local indies and show them some love by supporting their business.

Cheers to #SHOPSMALL  – Karen