Small Biz Saturday: Why you should Shop Small, Shop Local on Nov. 24 in Manchester

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Chelsea Stoddard, right, owner of Pop of Color, with her mom, aka Santa’s Elves.

Manchester, NH – The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and Intown Manchester Management, Inc., are partnering to bring Small Business Saturday to Manchester on November 24. The goal is to encourage residents and visitors of Downtown and Greater Manchester to support small, local businesses. 

Small businesses participating in Small Business Saturday have been getting the word out and are preparing to open their doors, extend their hours and offer a promotion for shoppers. Ideally, shoppers will be discovering some of their new favorite places, and businesses will be connecting with the community …it’s a win-win!

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Bookery co-owners Liz Cipriano, left, and Liz Hitchcock preparing for their grand opening in May of 2016.  Photo/Carol Robidoux

Facebook Event which is a great resource for shoppers to see the types of promotions and incentives small businesses are offering for shopping small! Only businesses who are members of the GMCC, or are within Downtown’s Central Business Service District (CBSD), will be featured on the event page. However, all small businesses are encouraged to participate in Small Business Saturday nonetheless.

 Some of the promotions Manchester businesses are offering on Small Business Saturday include, but are not limited to, 20% off all retail at the Studio on Elm, 15% off custom framing orders of $100 or more at the Framers Market and 15% off your order at the Gyro spot with a receipt of purchase from another small business! Visit: to learn more about deals and events happening in Manchester on Small Business Saturday, November 24th!

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Small Business Saturday: Deals and Promotions!

Bookery Manchester:

Kick-off your day of shopping at The Bookery Manchester for Coffee and Doughnuts with Mayor Joyce Craig from 10 – 11 a.m.!

Get a free doughnut with any cafe purchase from 11a-9pm, and 10% off and Bookery Manchester SWAG!

A&E  Coffee and Tea:

Buy One, Get one 50% off in store products! Enjoy a free  small hot coffee while you shop!

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Granite State Candy Shoppe

Granite State Candy Shoppe:

Purchase $20 or more in products and get a free two piece fudge sampler for free!

With Heart & Hand:

Free and hot Friendship Soup served all day long!

Stark Brewing Co.:

Purchase $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card free, Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 gift card free along with a “Pop and Stop” bottle opener that also reseals ($7 value), or get 15% off your meal with proof of purchase at a local small business!

Summer Pizza:

Coupons and Raffles for a free pizza held at the Bookery Manchester from 10a-11a!

Cafe La Reine:

Get a $10 gift card when purchasing $50 in gift cards; Free small hot coffee with your purchase before 9 a.m.; 10% off all merch (hats, tees, travel mugs, stickers); Free small drink with purchase of bag of coffee beans

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Kyle Davis, left, and Robb Curry, partners in life and co-owners of Madear’s restaurant on Hanover Street.

Madear’s Manchester:

Indoor block party – Giving Thanks. From 4-8 stop by for community socializing, Free cup of gumbo and live entertainment by local award nominated singer Jasmine Mann

9 pm – Comedy, Tapas & Cocktails. Free comedy show hosted by local comedian Nik Kennedy.  Pre-order holiday pies, cakes or food trays and receive 20% off.

Gift Certificates – $5 free for every $25 spent.

The Studio on Elm: 

20% off all Retail

Firefly American Bistro and Bar:

Get a free bonus $10 gift card with every $100 gift card purchased!

Studio 550:

A Handmade Holiday Market & Cup Sale 10-2PM, A Drop-in Kid’s Keepsake Ornament workshop 10-2PM, Make -your-own clay ornament workshop 3-6PM

Queen City Cupcakes: 

 Extended hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Free gift wrapping and holiday snacks!

Runner’s Alley:

Receive a gift with any purchase (while supplies last)!

Join them on Friday, Nov. 23rd for their Run for the Money event, to learn more click here!

The Gyro Spot: 

15% off Order with receipt of purchase from small business!

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Delicious candy canes made the old-fashioned way at Van Otis.

Van Otis Chocolates

Extended hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

15% OFF your favorite Van Otis treats, some exclusions apply!

Antiques on Elm:

Open 10a-5p, get a discount on select items if paid in cash or check!

The Millyard Museum:

$10% OFF all Gift Shop Items. Spend $25 and get a free poster. Spend $50 and also get a copy of Manchester on the Merrimack or Pandora’s Pride!

26th on Hanover Hair Color & Design Studio:

Get a $20 Blowout by Jordan and 20% off all Retail!

Dancing Lion Chocolate:

 Join Dancing Lion Chocolate for Mayan Drinking Chocolate and holiday shopping!

Manchester Monarchs:

Family Pack Special $89, Includes: 4 tickets, $40 food voucher.

Pop of Color:

 Extended hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Free gift wrapping and holiday snacks!

The Framers Market:

15% off new custom framing of orders $100+, 25% off in stock artwork

Harris Trophy:

25% off in-stock items, store wide. Some exclusions apply, engraving not included.

The Currier Museum:

10% non-member discount all weekend long and 25% off for Currier members plus extended hours from 10am to 5pm!

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats:

Raffles at the Bookery Manchester for free tickets!

Buy 10 ticket vouchers, get 10 free and 30% off merchandise (excluding holiday packs, registrations, and gift cards) with free shipping over $75 (online only).

*More deals and promotions coming soon!*

Deals and Promotions brought to you by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce here!

While we try our best to ensure the accuracy of all of these deals, please be sure to check with the retailer to confirm the special!

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Mayor Joyce Craig and Ward 3 Alderman Tim Baines with Mike Cashion of Peddl, the city’s new pedi-cab.

Coffee with Mayor Craig

To kick start Small Business Saturday, Coffee and Doughnuts will be served at the Bookery Manchester, from 10am to 11am with Mayor Joyce Craig. Free coffee will be served to the first 15 attendees. Intown Manchester and the GMCC will be handing out Shop Small Saturday canvas totes, pins, pens and more, as well as promotional deals and coupons happening Downtown! Live acoustic music will be provided by Andy Kiniry! Check out the Facebook event here!

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