Get Ready for Small Business Saturday
Boost your Small Business Saturday customers with online resources!
With bite-sized how-to videos and articles from those in the know, get help attracting even more customers to your business by visiting
Remember, those who shop in Birmingham during Small Business Saturday on November 25th are eligible to win prizes from Oakland County and the BSD.
BSD staff will distribute note cards to your store that instructs shoppers to follo
w these steps for a chance to win prizes:
SHOP, TEXT & WIN!
1. Make a purchase at any Birmingham small business on Nov. 25 and save your receipt.
2. Text Shop2017 to 41411 to receive a text message with a link to the shopper registration page.
3. If you win, you will receive a call from the Birmingham Shopping District regarding your prize!
Thank you to the following businesses that donated prizes for lucky Small Business Saturday shoppers:
Astrein's Creative Jewelers
Departure Travel Management
egg by susan lazar
Old World Olive Company
refresh bath and body
Teacups and Toys
The Italian Dish
Register Now for Storefront Decorating Contest
The holiday storefront decorating contest is back! This year's theme is "Artsy Arctic". Think polar bears, snow, all things shiny, twinkly and sparkly - the possibilities are endless!
The guidelines: All first floor businesses are welcome to participate; you must register by Friday, November 24th. (Don't worry if you are not ready by November 24th); judging begins Friday, December 1st and will conclude on Tuesday, December 5th. TIPS TO WIN: Create an impactful, eye-catching window! Be ready for judging beginning on Friday, December 1st. The BSD will promote the contest online and through social media, secure judges and award prizes to the First, Second and Third Place Winners. Download and submit the
2017 Storefront Decorating Contest Registration form
Holiday Festivities in Birmingham
It's hard to believe the holiday season is here! Tell your employees and shoppers about these beloved community traditions:
November 25 / Downtown Birmingham
Shop small and support the local economy! Enjoy extra perks for shoppers and unique gift items for everyone on your list.
December 1-3 / Shain Park
Featuring carriage rides, Santa Haus and Birmingham Tree Lighting!
The Birmingham Winter Markt offers illuminated booths featuring traditional holiday crafts and decorations, art from local artisans, holiday greens, home décor and live entertainment. Join us for the Tree Lighting ceremony with Santa and the Mayor on Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
Throughout the Birmingham Winter Markt event and the entire holiday season, children are invited to visit the Santa Haus under the pavilion in Shain Park. The community will also enjoy complimentary carriage rides offered throughout downtown Birmingham during the holiday season. View the complete schedule for the Santa Haus and carriage rides at
Merchant Meeting Recap
On Friday, October 27 the BSD held a merchant meeting at Gazelle Sports. Important topics on the agenda included an
Old Woodward Reconstruction project timeline
, events update, parking meter information and more. If you missed the meeting, download the
Merchant Meeting Recap message
. If you have not yet signed up for the Old Woodward Reconstruction Constant Contact groups, please do so at
. Save the Date: the next merchant meeting is set for Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Send Us Your News & Promotions
The BSD will help promote your store news, events and promotions via social media! Simply e-mail your information to
and we'll help you spread the word via the Birmingham Shopping District Facebook page. Like or follow the Birmingham Shopping District on Facebook and via Twitter and Instagram (@BhamShopping).
Tell Your Employees - Discounts in
Be sure your employees know they're eligible for an Employee Discount Card! The card provides discounts at participating Birmingham stores. Show them the complete list with participating merchants and discount information at