Are you shopping this week? Friday is black Friday and Saturday is the 4th annual Small Business Saturday in downtown Yakima. Small Business Saturday is a chance for shoppers to discover and enjoy local merchants and to support their fellow community members. The event happens in downtown Yakima on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm when nearly 40 businesses in the downtown core are participating in the yearly celebration of the holidays and small, independent businesses.

Special prizes and other promotions happen on Saturday

Each business will have special promotions and sales on Small Business Saturday. If you attend you can pick up a passport at Wheatland Bank, 201 E. Yakima Ave.
Cashmere Valley Bank, 127 W. Yakima Avenue or the offices of the Downtown Association of Yakima at 14 S. 1st Street.

After grabbing your passport make sure you collect stamps

The passport will be stamped at each business. You'll be entered into a drawing for a Downtown Yakima Gift Basket with every 5 stamps and one proof of purchase. When you're finished shopping you can turn your passport into the last business you visit.
Participating businesses will be marked by Small Business Saturday posters in the front window or on the front door. Small Business Saturday is not only happening in Yakima but throughout the state so no matter where you go make sure you support a small business. Many people this year are vowing to purchase Christmas gifts strictly from small businesses in Yakima rather than shopping online as many are doing these day. That online shopping directly impacts local businesses that try and stock the same items.

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