Call for participation in Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday is November 30th! If you are a small business/local retailer or restaurant inside the downtown development district, we would love to include you! The Royal Oak DDA will be doing the following to promote shopping and dining at local establishments:

1. Sending out a mailer to local neighborhoods advertising participating local businesses. The mailer will include the business name and any special deals the business is having that day (for example: giving out coupons for free yoga classes, etc.). This information will also be promoted digitally (social media, website, email, etc.)

2.The mailer doubles as a shopping/dining passport. Completed passports will will win small gift packages that include coupons and gift cards from local businesses and will be announced at the Holiday Jingle event on December 14

3. Local retailers and restaurants will have custom Royal Oak shopping bags, available to any customer who makes a $25 purchase or more. 

4. Promoting Small Business Saturday in Downtown Royal Oak with press release and a television segment on Fox 2, featuring products from local businesses. 

5. We will be featuring a participating small business every day on social media with short videos leading up to Small Business Saturday.

6. Finally, Downtown Royal Oak is also participating in Oakland County's Shop, Text, Win contest. Last year, a Royal Oak shopper won $5,000 from a coffee purchase! There are several prizes at the county level as well as prizes specific to Royal Oak shoppers who participate. 

7. The DDA is currently working on the possibility of a special parking promotion that day. More info as it develops. 

If you would like to be included, please complete the very brief form here

For any questions, contact the Downtown Manager

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