Scavenger Hunt to Highlight the Many Varied Locally Owned Shops in the City
Fairfax, VA – The City of Fairfax, in collaboration with the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority (“EDA”) and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (“CFCC”), today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 25th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country. The City of Fairfax will be celebrating our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community with a proclamation presentation at Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies on Friday, November 17 at 10:30 AM.
This year on Small Business Saturday, the City and its economic development partners will be offering shoppers an extra incentive to visit Fairfax City businesses. The City, EDA, and Chamber will be hosting a Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt from noon to 5:00 PM. The scavenger hunt will encourage shoppers to get out, get active, and get to know the City through local businesses by testing their knowledge of the City with a list of clues that identify small businesses. Participation is free and submitted forms are entered into a drawing for two cash prizes.
Shoppers are invited to discover the important contributions small businesses make to our community and kick off the day at the Shop Small® Welcome Station in Old Town Fairfax from 9:00 AM to noon, and enjoy tasty snacks, good cheer, and small giveaways.
“Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses, and all they do for our communities,” said David Meyer, Mayor of the City of Fairfax. “This celebration is a reminder to support them and our City.”
“Small Business Saturday is a perfect example of place-based economic development. By highlighting our local and small businesses with active and engaging programming, we help communicate to the public that Fairfax is a vibrant city that relies on the hard work and dedication of our small business owners” said Christopher Bruno, Fairfax City Director of Economic Development. I encourage City residents and visitors to get out and meet the wonderful small businesses of Fairfax City.”
“We are excited to promote the amazing businesses that make our City great,” said Doug Church, Chairman of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage everyone to support local businesses but also to connect with the City.”
Rules and information about the scavenger hunt and welcome station can be found on the fairfaxcityeda.org, or the EDA Facebook page. For further information on the event, contact the Fairfax City Economic Development office at EconomicDevelopment@fairfax.gov.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2016, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, according to the 2016 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.