Small Business Saturday
On Saturday, November 26, 2011, Shaw Main Streets hosted Small Business Saturday as part of a nationwide shop local promotion sponsored by American Express. This is the second year for the national promotion, but the first time DC Main Streets participated.
Bus posters featuring three Shaw businesses were part of the overall promotional package of Small Business Saturday. The ad campaign promotes Shaw as an area "where business thrives" and feature the owners of Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates and A Divine Shine (719-723 T Street, NW), Nellie's Sports Bar (900 U Street, NW), and Wagtime Pet Spa & Boutique (1232 9th Street, NW)
Small Business Saturday included an Open House at participating Shaw Businesses. Free Shaw Main Streets Open House Passports were available at each location entitled participants to enter a drawing for prizes from all participating businesses. Each business provided free food samples, refreshments, or special offer coupons.
View images from Small Business Saturday in Shaw here.