Join us for Shop Small on November 24th and ALL YEAR LONG!

Passport To Carson Valley

Carson Valley’s Small Business Saturday Passport shopping program starts now! Saturday, November 24, 2017 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  Our local businesses are the first to help sponsor local events, local teams, local organizations.  Here, as across the nation, small businesses are the backbone of our community. Instead of offering a Small Business Saturday® program just on November 24th, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Gardnerville is making their new Small Business Saturday® Passport Program available all week Saturday, November 24, 2018-Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Pick up your PASSPORT at the Neighborhood Block Party

  1. In Gardnerville at Carson Valley Cultural Museum 10 am – 4 pm located at 1477 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville
  2. In Genoa at Sierra Chef 9 am – 5 pm at 2292 Main Street, Genoa
  3. In Minden at Coffee on Main 7 am – 5 pm located at 1572 US Hwy 395 N, Minden
  4. Or at any participating merchant(s):

How the Passport Program Works

  1. Pick up your Passport at any participating member business or at a Welcome Station on November 24th. Then visit every business between  Saturday, November 24, 2018-Saturday, December 1, 2018, the business will mark your passport showing that you came into their business. You will receive an additional mark for every $10 spent, giving you additional entries in to the drawing
  2. Turn your COMPLETED PASSPORTS (must visit 10+ business) in at participating merchants or at the Carson Valley Cultural Museum, located at 1477 US Highway 395, by Saturday, December 1, 2018 10AM-4PM to be entered into the drawing.
  3. Two gift baskets will be awarded. One basket will go towards a random drawing from all Passports with 10 or more punches turned in.  The second Grand Prize basket will be awarded to the Passport with the MOST purchase marks on their Passport.
  4. Participating businesses will have SHOP SMALL signs in their windows, table tents on their counters, and plenty of Passports to distribute.

At a time when an increasing number of consumers are opting to shop online – and are spreading their holiday shopping spending over a longer period of time than they did traditionally – many still prioritize visiting brick and mortar small businesses on Small Business Saturday – American Express




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