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Small Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. - lehighvalleylive.com

Small Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. - lehighvalleylive.com


Small Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. - lehighvalleylive.com

Posted: 30 May 2020 05:22 AM PDT

More than 40 Lehigh Valley small business owners Saturday will be offering virtual deals on what they say will be one of their biggest shopping sales annually.

Small Business Saturday typically is timed for following Black Friday in November. The nationwide effort for the past decade encourages communities to shop local as it kicks off the busiest shopping season of the year.

The chamber is moving this year to hold the event twice -- this time with social distancing -- as many businesses struggle to survive financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their doors on March 19. Restaurants were then forced to offer menu items by takeout only with curbside pickup or delivery.

Lehigh Valley's businesses may see some financial relief when it moves to the yellow phase of Wolf's three-tiered, color-coded plan from the current red status which is the most restrictive. Lehigh and Northampton counties are expected June 5 to move to the yellow phase which will allow some in-person shopping but curbside fulfillment of orders remains recommended. Some limited outdoor dining also is expected to be permitted under the yellow phase. The green tier is the least restrictive.

"It is our goal to support our Lehigh Valley small businesses during this pandemic and what better way then giving them a day of their own," said Brittany Wiltshire, director of Business and Diversity councils, in a statement. "It's a day to support your favorite restaurant, boutique, shop, salon, etc. and celebrate shopping local and shopping small."

Businesses participating in the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber's Virtual Small Business Saturday sale list how patrons can shop through safe distance curbside pickups, gift cards, online sales and other creative options here. Shoppers also are asked to sign up ahead of Saturday here.

The following Lehigh Valley retail businesses and restaurants will be offering these deals:

  • Action Karate, with schools in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Whitehall, invites the public to ask Saturday about its latest introductory special.
  • Alan Sylvestre Media, 55 Society Park Court, in Emmaus: Offering a graduation photo package, normally a $250 value for $150. The one-hour photo shoot to be completed once the Lehigh Valley moves into Gov. Wolf's yellow phase. The package includes high-resolution digital photos. Guests can book the photo shoot here.
  • Amazing Peach Massage & Body Contouring, 27 N. 7th Street, Suite 110, in Allentown: Clients can buy a 60-minute massage for $65, valued at $80.
  • Arrow Primary Care, 2223 Linden St., Bethlehem: The practice is waiving its enrollment fee, a $70 value. Arrow Primary Care is a direct primary care family medicine practice.
  • assembly88, 544 Hamilton St., Allentown: Patrons receive 25% off site wide on footwear and clothing, excluding sale items. Guests should us promo code "CHAMBER25" at checkout.
  • Becoming a Better You, 605 W. Market St., Unit 28, West Chester, Chester County: Patrons receive 20% off select items, as well as special deals for those who sign up to be a "Preferred Client."
  • Bixlers, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township: Patrons receive one Akoya pearl free with every four pearls purchased toward a full strand.
  • Blow Dry Bar by ReVive!, 27 N. 7th St., Suite 110, Allentown: Patrons who buy a $60 gift certificate, pay $50 with promo code "SBSGIFT." Those who buy a lash lift/tint, get a complimentary brow wax/tint, which is a $25 value, with promo code "SBSLASH."
  • Brad Maier State Farm, 4755 W. Tilghman St., Allentown: Offering free quotes and a $10 donation to the Rotary Foundation for every new quote. Those interested need to mention "Quotes for Good" and the organization's name to generate donations and create awareness.
  • Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, 383 Minor St., Emmaus: For every HVAC preventative maintenance scheduled and performed by June 15, the company will donate $6 to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund. The donation applies to existing contract customers and new contract customers. The company also is offering $20 off the cost of a contract for new contract patrons.
  • Cairn Consulting Solutions, 425 Ridge Road Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County: Offering a business reboot-create alignment and strategy for the next 100 days for $1,497, valued at $2,497. Includes a 90-minute executive debrief of results and complimentary follow-up implementation call.
  • Casa Oasis Senior Assistance Center, 1101 W. Hamilton St., Suite 204, Allentown: Patrons can buy hero shirts for $25.
  • Creative Actions Yoga, 5753 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Bath: Patrons receive a $60 gift card for $55.
  • David Dunn Law, 1248 W. Hamilton St., Allentown: Offering a free half hour online analysis in confidence for clients wanting to know their cost from the shutdown. Data will be gathered from proprietary software to determine costs and how long it will take to dig out from the shutdown.
  • Express Business Center, 6034 Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township: Offering $1 off notary services; $2 off shipping with UPS/Fed-Ex/DHL over $20; $5 off any shipping with UPS/Fed-Ex/DHL over $50.
  • Fuze Nutrition Nazareth, 848 Nazareth Pike, Lower Nazareth Township: Offering a free upgrade to a "loaded energy" on all energizing meals or 10% off any other meal.
  • Garden Gate Natural Foods, 17 S. 9th St., Allentown: Offering 25% off any single non-sale item.
  • Green Earth Marketplace, 1328 Chestnut St., Suite 110, Emmaus: Offering 10% off with promo code "SBS10" for in-store or online purchases. Some restrictions apply.
  • Green Hills Direct Family Care, 1150 Glenlivet Drive, Suite A-17, Upper Macungie Township: A Direct Primary Care Family Practice offering access to physicians by text, email, phone or video at no additional cost.
  • Herbs To Your Success, 64 S. Main St., Nazareth: Offering 10% off all herbal kits and $10 salt booth sessions until Saturday.
  • Hippie Momma Soap Company, 1967 Barclay Court, Lower Saucon Township: Offering 20% off entire orders.
  • Hub Willson Photography, ​1321 N. 15th St., Allentown: Offering $55 for all business portraits scheduled by July 1 when mentioning the Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Photo sessions will begin being scheduled on June 9. Includes studio session with retouched digital file.
  • Hub Willson Photography & Landscape Paintings, 1321 N. 15th St., Allentown: All original paintings on sale regularly for $195-$400 are now priced at $150.
  • Invertase Brewing Company, 51 N. Broad St., Phillipsburg: Patrons should apply coupon code "10PERCENT" to received 10% off any order of $100 or more.
  • Juice Plus, 3179 Sequioa Drive, Macungie: Patrons receive a month of free Juice Plus chewable veggie or fruit blends with each order.
  • Keystone Leadership Group, throughout the Lehigh Valley: Offering a free "stress quotient" report to help patrons understand where stress is originating from and what they can do about it.
  • Keystone Running Store, 1042 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township: Grab bag specials include a KRS men or women tech tank plus a $25 gift card and sock for $45; a KRS men or women tech T-shirt plus a $25 gift card and sock for $50; or a KRS crewneck sweatshirt plus a $25 gift card and sock for $60.
  • Kindred Spirits Metaphysical Shoppe, 66 W. Water St., Hellertown: Offering a 30-minute tarot card or chakra card reading for $40 for any appointment booked on Saturday. Readings, however, do not have to be conducted on the same day they are booked.
  • Kuhnsville Car Wash, 5627 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township: Offering a $5 bonus for every $25 certificate with no limit.
  • Lehigh Valley Press - Times Media Group, throughout the Lehigh Valley: Readers and advertisers can reach the media group on its website, Facebook or by contacting its advertising director.
  • Let's Play Books Bookstore, 244 Main St., Emmaus: Those making online purchases will receive an additional $5 for every $25 spent. In-stock items also are 20% off. Patrons who buy two books will receive a third book at 50% off.
  • Lifestyle Barbershop, 342 Main St., Emmaus: Patrons who make purchases at the online store and save their receipts, receive $5 off their next haircut.
  • Magical Travel, 920 Easton Road, Hellertown: Patrons who book a minimum four day, three night Disney or Universal Studios vacation package receive a $100 gift card and those who book a minimum seven-day, six-night package, receive a $150 gift card.
  • Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, throughout the Lehigh Valley: Offering skincare essentials, makeup, fragrances and gifts.
  • Michael Straub Photography, 310 Manorview Ave., Mount Pocono, Monroe County: Offering a 30-minute headshot session of two edited image files for $69.
  • Music Therapy Associates, 3437 MacArthur Road, Whitehall: Offering half-priced first music therapy session.
  • The Musik Makers, 165 S. Liberty St., Nazareth: All new students who register Saturday receive a free lesson in June. Those who register for Musical Theatre Camp Saturday will receive an additional $25 off.
  • Mycalyn Florals, 30 S. Main St., Nazareth: Offering free delivery for orders placed from Saturday through June 5; a 20% discount on all Naked Bee and Michel Design Works lotions and soaps; and 20% off all jewelry.
  • Optimum Performance Center, 3817 Nazareth Pike, Lower Nazareth Township: Buy six months, get six months free of unlimited classes for adults or athletes.
  • PaintSome Pottery, 4144 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall: Offering 10% off all art-to-go kits.
  • the paperbag, 3900 Hamilton Boulevard, South Whitehall: Patrons who buy a gift certificate, receive 19% more in value.
  • Pepper Pantry, 2100 Hoover Ave., Hanover Township, Lehigh County: Offering $15 off a first order with the promo code "lehighvalley15."
  • Progressive Expressions Stained Glass, 95 Chestnut Hill Road, Emmaus: Offering stained glass windows and discount custom work. Visit the company on Facebook here.
  • ReVive! Salon, 26 N. 6th St., Suite 160, Allentown: Buy a gift card for $100, pay $75 with promo code "GETREVIVED" and products purchased off the salon's website are 10% off with promo code "10OFF" at checkout.
  • Rios Brazilian Steakhouse, 127 S. Broad St., Nazareth: Offering a $49.99 kit of 80-ounces of raw meats ready to grill. Kit includes 48 ounces of sliced picanha (steak); 16-ounces of turkey Wrapped in bacon; and 16 ounces of pork sausage.
  • Salon Mia, 401 Main St., Hellertown: Buy a $30 gift certificate for $25. Visit the salon on Facebook here.
  • Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom, 508 Main St., Bethlehem: Buy two, 375-ml bottles and receive a free package of imported organic pasta.
  • Simply Organico, 17 S Commerce Way, Bethlehem Township: Offering 15% off site wide plus $5 flat rate shipping. Excludes sale items.
  • Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, 1840 W. Allen St. Allentown: Offering free delivery on all orders placed Saturday with a three bottle minimum and within a 15-mile radius of the winery. Patrons also can add one gourmet block cheese and crackers with their order for $11 or a sleepy cat T-shirt with their order for $12. Visit the company on Facebook here.
  • Sorrenti Family Estate, 130 Lower Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg, Monroe County: Offering wine slushies, wine bottles, spirit bottles and pizza.
  • STEP in 4 MOR, 1823 W. Allen St., Allentown: Patrons receive 15% off the entire website, including sale items, with promo code "INTHISTOGETHER15."
  • Stotz & Fatzinger Office Supply, 808 Packer St., Easton: The first 50 patrons to buy $100 or more in supplies will receive a free Crayola "Mindful Meditations" adult coloring book and a pack of 12 colored pencils; and "Wait Here #StopTheSpread" 6-inch x 12-inch floor graphics are available in English and Spanish at five for $20.
  • Sunny Life Coach, available throughout the Lehigh Valley: Offering a one-time, 30-minute trial coaching session over the phone for $10. Clients can schedule coaching sessions on the company's website, Following the trial coaching session, clients receive a free e-book, titled, "8 Questions That Will Rock Your World" and a $25 coupon that can be used for future sessions.
  • Sweets N Savories Bakery, 560 Seip Ave. in Nazareth, is offering 10% off bakery items Saturday.
  • Taylor House Brewing Co., 76 Lehigh St. in Catasauqua, is offering a free Taylor House pint glass with order of $50 or more.
  • Trendz of Saucon Valley, 758 Main St., Hellertown: Patrons who buy one product, get a second product half off. Sale includes all Aveda, Moroccanoil and Olaplex products.
  • Twisted Olive, 51 W. Broad St. in Bethlehem, is offering 20% off all bottled wines to go (limit three per guest) as well as its Twisted Bloody Mary cocktail-to-go (Tito's vodka, house-made bloody mash, Clamato, two blackened shrimp, candied bacon, aged cheddar and garnished with a rosemary sprig -- $14).
  • Valley Dance, 2027 Willow Park Road, C-2, Bethlehem Township: The $20 registration fee is waived for dancers registering now for fall classes. Both in-studio and virtual class options are available.
  • Vox Tandem, throughout the Lehigh Valley: Offering two free months of phone service, a $600 value, for all new customers. The company features unlimited users, voicemail to email, fax to email, integrated video webMeeting, chatting, and desktop and mobile apps to keep business people connected.
  • WeDiscoverGeeks, 7200 Stack Road, Macungie: Patrons can choose just one of these offers: 50% off a webinar lesson; 50% off a one-hour Cosplay Celebration photo op; 20% off a vendor booth at any event; or free logo advertisement on a single WeDiscoverGeeks video cast of choice.
  • We See Productions, throughout the Lehigh Valley: Offering 75% of its video business card packages.
  • Your CBD Store, 3180 Route 612, Bartonsville, Monroe County: Patrons receive 50% off all water solubles and a 10% discount for all new customers.

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Small Business Saturday Preparations Underway - wevv.com

Posted: 28 May 2020 04:33 PM PDT

Small business owners are working to get back on their feet.

One community is bonding together during these uncertain times.

"For us its a welcome back," says Adam Trinkel, Downtown Evansville Marketing and Events Director. "For the community to come back and support our downtown businesses."

Some shoppers are back out spending money at their favorite stores, but this comes after COVID-19 took a toll on local businesses cutting some hours, employees, or closing all together for several weeks.

"There were definitely some challenges for our business," says Trinkel. "I think it'll take some time still; it's not back to where it was pre-COVID-19, but there are steps being taken."

More than 20 locally-owned businesses on Main Street and the surrounding blocks will be welcoming customers with open doors.

"We wanted to do the Spring Small Business Saturday to really jump start and encourage people to come back downtown," says Trinkel.

But while shoppers can head out this weekend to see what the businesses have to offer, expect some precautions to be in place.

"We are requiring masks by our guests, our students, and our staff and we also take everyone's temperature before they enter," says Jennifer Hayden, Roger Academy of Hair Design campus director.

Rogers Academy on Main Street will be offering deals on haircuts.

The salon was in the process of opening prior to the pandemic.

Hayden says Saturday will be a big day for locals like themselves, especially when having the community's support.

"So we have been locally owned and operated for almost 40 years here in Evansville, so its very special for us to take part in that community of small businesses and supporting one another and really reaching out to the community through our promotions and the activities that we have on that special day," says Hayden.

The event will run all day Saturday.

The first 200 people will receive a local bag.

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