Birmingham Shopping District News & Notes
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Special Events
Mark your calendar for the following Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) special events that bring thousands to the Birmingham area:

Small Business Saturday and Birmingham Santa Walk  - Saturday, Nov. 30th. Kicking off the Small Business Saturday shopping extravaganza, the Birmingham Santa Walk 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.  Merchants are encouraged to participate in the Santa Walk event. If your store would like to be included as a stop along the Santa Walk route, contact Jaimi Brook at 248-530-1254 or jbrook@bhamgov.org.

Birmingham Santa House & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - Select dates Nov. 30 - Dec. 24

Birmingham Winter Markt  and Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th

View other community events on the following websites: City of Birmingham , Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber , Common Ground , The Guild , and more. We look forward to seeing you at these and other special events in Birmingham! 
Save the Date: September 18th Merchant Meeting
A BSD Merchant Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall Commission Room (151 Martin Street, second floor). Topics to be covered include:

Upcoming Special Events
  • Small Business Saturday / Santa Walk
  • Winter Markt – December 6-8
Business Development
  • BSD retail recruitment
  • Lyft Discounts
  • Upcoming Speakers
Marketing
  • Birmingham Magazine Ads
  • Live in the D holiday promotion opportunity
  • “Social Media 101 – Strategy, Marketing, and Influencers”
Maple Rd Reconstruction Presentation

We hope to see you there!
Reach Thousands with Winter Markt Sponsorship
Reach thousands with event sponsorship opportunities that meet all budgets. Hurry - some events have limited sponsorship opportunities that fill up quickly. Download the 2019 Birmingham Shopping District Sponsorship Package
 today! Learn more by contacting Jaimi Brook at 248-530-1254 or  jbrook@bhamgov.org .

Thank you for your support!  
Still Time to Advertise in the NEW Birmingham Magazine
The Birmingham Shopping District is excited about the NEW Birmingham Magazine - a yearly publication directly  delivered via mailbox to 40,000 high-end homes throughout Birmingham, Rochester and Grosse Pointe.

The annual edition of the Birmingham Magazine will highlight places to eat, shop and play in downtown Birmingham. The team from Renaissance Media Solutions, publishers of SEEN Magazine, are bringing a fresh approach with a redesigned look, new writers and editors, updated content strategies and a revamped creative direction. The magazine will be a larger coffee-table style book with 100 pages. 

The first annual edition of the Birmingham Magazine will be distributed the week of November 4, 2019 and will also be available digitally.  There's still time to place your ad!  Deadlines for advertising placements are as follows:

Space Reservation Deadline - October 1, 2019
Proof Ad Deadline - October 9, 2019
Camera Ready Ad Deadline - October 11, 2019

Download  the Birmingham Magazine media kit and r eserve your ad space today! If you already work with a representative from SEEN Magazine or The Jewish News, please reach out to them for ad placement. Otherwise please contact  Keith Farber at  Kfarber@renmedia.us  or 248-351-5107. 
Keep An Eye Out for BSD Gift Certificates
You asked and we listened! Shoppers may now purchase gift certificates in increments of $25 to be used at participating businesses within the Birmingham Shopping District. If a shopper presents a gift certificate (pictured at right), please check to be sure it has an embossed logo. Shoppers who spend less than $25 will receive cash back; the certificate cannot be used at more than one business. Similar to Birmingham Bonus Bucks, BSD businesses may submit collected certificates to the BSD office for reimbursement. For more information, visit www.ALLINBirmingham.com/gift .
If your business will not accept BSD Gift Certificates, please let us know as soon as possible at  info@allinbirmingham.com .
Educational/Training Events in Oakland County & Beyond
Download the latest edition of educational/training events occurring in the County and points beyond. These events are related to community and economic development. Follow the link to learn more about each event.
Effectively Generate & Manage Your Profit Series
Pontiac is hosting a breakfast and learn series that will take place September 17th and 24th. These sessions will be touching on marketing your business online and social media, finding your customers and target market, and understanding cash flow.
Save the Date: Holiday Window Decorating Contest
The BSD is working hard to create a festive holiday season in Birmingham! With that in mind, the Holiday Window Decorating Contest is BACK! This year's theme is Let it Snow . Keep an eye out for the contest registration form coming soon. We look forward to many businesses participating to 'dress up' Birmingham for the holidays! Have fun and be creative!
Birmingham Shopping District, 151 Martin Street, 248-530-1700, www.ALLINBirmingham.com