Special Events Committee Updates
The following individuals were recognized for their participation and dedication to the BSD Special
Astrein, Zach Kay, Nikki Pavlack, Amy Pohlod, Judy Solomon and Doug Fehan. Thank you again for your support!
Birmingham Farmers Market
The Birmingham Farmers Market's 2018 season will come to a close this Sunday, October 28th with an
End of Season Celebration
from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, November 24th. Shoppers will have an opportunity to earn Birmingham Bonus Bucks during the event. Learn more at
. The BSD office has Small Business Saturday bags and posters available for pickup while supplies last.
Children of all ages (and their parents!) are invited to join us for our inaugural Birmingham Santa Walk on Saturday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. Kicking off the Small Business Saturday shopping extravaganza, this event will welcome Santa to town during a celebration complete with ringing sleigh bells, stops at various stores with giveaways, and concluding at Santa's quaint home in Shain Park. Please let the BSD office know if you have giveaways for the Santa Walk.
Santa House & Carriage Rides
Birmingham Winter Markt
The Birmingham Winter Markt event will be held November 30th through December 2nd in Shain Park. The Tree Lighting event will take place on opening night, Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m.
ain this year, shoppers will enjoy f
ree two-hour valet parking (available 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) at two locations: North Old Woodward at Hamilton, and South Old Woodward (in front of Vinotecca).
Sponsorships are available for the Birmingham Winter Markt, Birmingham Tree Lighting, Santa House, Warming Tent and horse-drawn carriage rides. For more information please contact the Birmingham Shopping District at 248-530-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late Hours on Thursdays
Please complete this
to let us know if you plan to stay open late (after 6 p.m.) on Thursdays throughout the holidays. We will help you promote your long hours!
Window Decorating Contest
This year's window decorating them is Holidays in the City. Please have your windows decorated by Thanksgiving weekend!
Marketing Committee Updates
The following individuals were recognized for their participation and dedication to the BSD Marketing Committee: Amy Pohlod (Chair), JJ Benkert, Gayle Champagne, Ara Darakjian, Samy Eid, Zach Kay and Jessica Lundberg. Thank you again for your support!
HOUR Media Ad Opportunities
Winter/Spring edition of Metro Detroit Weddings Magazine
Bridal and formal wear stores within the BSD have an opportunity to submit a product image and description to be included in our upcoming ad in the Winter/Spring edition of Metro Detroit Weddings Magazine. Images are due by Friday, October 26th.
December/January edition of Detroit Home Magazine
Furniture and home decor stores within the BSD have an opportunity to submit a product image and description to be included in our upcoming ad in the December/January edition of Detroit Home Magazine. Images are due by Friday, October 26th. Limited space available; images should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Live In The D Opportunity
The BSD is sponsoring Day 8 (Wednesday, Dec 12th) of WDIV's Live In The D (LITD) 12 Days of Christmas Promotion. Thank you to the five stores in attendance at the Merchant Meeting who signed up to participate in the promotion and join us on-screen for the live segment!
The committee and BSD staff members are working on a new format and design for BSD Visitor Guides. The new version will be available before Small Business Saturday.
The following individuals were recognized for their participation and dedication to the BSD Maintenance Committee: Steve Quintal (Chair), Doug Fehan, Amy Pohlod, Bill Roberts and Glenn Ceresnie. Thank you again for your support!
Avoid Fines - Follow the Snow Ordinance
As a reminder, please take a moment to review the City's snow ordinance so you can avoid fines. Remember property owners are responsible for salting in front of their buildings.
Business Development Committee
The following individuals were recognized for their participation and dedication to the BSD Business Development Committee: Sam Surnow (Chair), Jeff Hockman, Steve Quintal and Mike McKenzie. Thank you again for your support!
Longtime Businesses Recognized
The following businesses were recognized for being a part of the Birmingham community for many years: Ceresnie & Offen Furs, Harp's Lingerie and Frank's Shoe Service. Congratulations!
Birmingham Welcomes New Businesses
BSD Executive Director Ingrid Tighe welcomed the following new businesses to Birmingham: Untied on Woodward, Anna Castaldi, Tomatoes Apizza, Adachi, Kaku Sushi & Poke`, Beauty Club, Eyedolize, drybar, Grabbagreen, White Birch, Alex Emilio Salon and Kohler Signature Store.
Stores Opening Soon
The following stores are scheduled to open soon in Birmingham: 110 Couture, Petite Cabane, ecoATM, Kybun Joya Shoes and Hazel Ravines & Downtown.