Small Business Saturday: Shop & Support Local


The annual build up to Black Friday is one filled with excitement and anticipation. One day beyond that has now become another day to look forward to. This year is the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, which nurtures concepts of bringing communities together in support of their favorite small businesses. More than just shopping at your nearby big box stores, Saturday has become a day for fostering a stronger sense of community through shopping locally.

Throughout the DMV, Rappaport is here to support local shops. For the fitness lovers near Potomac Festival II (Woodbridge VA) or Springfield Plaza (Springfield VA), consider going to Woodbridge Soccer, Springfield Soccer, or even A-1 Cycling at Dillingham Square (Lake Ridge VA) for one-of-a-kind shopping experiences to help outfit you with the latest and greatest gear. Coming to these locations can offer the benefit of a more unique setting compared to some of the larger retailers.

Maybe you’re interested in sharing a special cake or box of cupcakes with your friends, coworkers, or family around the holidays? Cravings Cupcakery at Dillingham Square (Lake Ridge VA) can create fresh custom cakes or cupcake boxes. After being on Food Network’s Cake Wars, we can be sure that this shop will be packed with delicious goodies.

For those who may be feeling winded from Thanksgiving, there are always places like Chesapeake Grille & Deli at Hilltop Plaza (Bowie MD) or Tashes Ankh Caribbean Seafood and Greek Village at Milford Mill (Baltimore MD) ready to serve up something a little different than turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce leftovers.

Vino Bistro, Village at Leesburg

If you’re shopping around Village at Leesburg (Leesburg VA), then take a pit stop for the perfect cup of joe at Bean Bar or sit back and relax with a glass of wine at Vino Bistro who will be offering a BOGO deal throughout Saturday. Other shops around the Village at Leesburg will also be offering some special deals throughout the day, including AR Workshop, Dog Krazy, Firebirds, Visionworks, and Woodhouse Day Spa.

There are so many small businesses around that would greatly appreciate your patronage this time of year. Try to spend Saturday at some of your local gems to help fill your gift boxes or stockings for the holiday season. Create a stronger sense of community in your neighborhood by helping those small businesses who support your area with their unique ideas, bold decisions, and motivation to add something truly special to the community.