Small Business Saturday has become an annual marketing event for American Express to encourage shoppers to visit their local brick and mortar stores on one of the busiest shopping times of the year. It’s a worthy cause even with the big company backing.
On Saturday on Capitol Hill, in addition to lots of independent retailers doing their own things, there will be a Melrose Night Market including restaurant and shops of the popular market along with 20 other vendors from Seattle Made – a collaboration of approximately 600 local Seattle businesses. Among the Seattle Made vendors will be: Firefly Kitchens; Filigree & Shadow; Kitten Mittens; and Laughing Elephant. Buskers and live entertainment will be present, and there will be a raffle with proceeds going to Seattle Made. The event is free to the public.
CHS is also proud to do its part to help the local business community. This year with the help of GSBA’s new Capitol Hill Business Alliance, we’re again rolling out Shop the Hill. Check it out for daily updates on great gift ideas, sales, and useful tips like where to score your Capitol Hill Christmas tree.