smallbiz2017
NOVEMBER 25th 10am - ?
Come out and enjoy time in your community to help decorate the downtown.  We will meet at 10am in the PDIDA Office – 238 E High St. Donuts and Coffee will be available to raise your energy levels! Dress warm! SMALL BIZ DAY PROMOTIONS: Get your SHOP SMALL BAG (while supplies last!


SMALL BIZ DAY PROMOTIONS: Get your SHOP SMALL BAG (while supplies last)

  • BALANCED LIVING NUTRITIONAL FOOD / 26 Charlotte St
  •  10% OFF $25.00 purchase
  • LILY’S GRILL / 115 E High St
  •  10% OFF your meal 
  • GRUMPY’S HANDCARVED SANDWICHES / 137 E High St
  •  $25 Gift Card for $20 (Saturday & Sunday!)
  •  Join us for a Small Biz Day Brunch 11/26 at Manatawny Still Works 
  • FOUR ELEMENTS NEW AGE CENTER / 17 N Hanover St
  •  30% OFF Reiki
  • BLUE ZEN / 28 S Charlotte St
  •   The first 10 Guests Purchasing a $60 or more Gift Certificate for a FRIEND will receive a 30 minute massage certificate for THEMSELVES. 
  •   We will also have raffles, some additional promos and snacks.
  • BEVERLY’S PASTRY SHOP / 322 E High St Ø 
  • 10% OFF $25 purchase – come see our specials – Gluten Free & Vegan options! 
  • @107 / TREE DECORATING / 107 E High St
  • 12 – 2pmØ  Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Coffee while enjoying decorating “where events happen!"
  • RITE AID (Employees) / 340 E High St
  • Letters to Santa / Forms available at Rite Aid thru December 14th in order to receive a response
  • Return form by December 1 and receive your letter in person while getting your picture with Santa!
  • Letters will be at Santa Site / 238 E High St
  • Food collection begins for Operation Back Pack / visit www.operationbp.org for food collection list
When you are done shopping at your local shops, but need another gift…Support YOUR Downtown by shopping www.flipgive.com Here, your purchases will donate a % to our community. Check it out!

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SHOPPING SMALL:
When you spend $100 at a local business, $68 stays in your local economy ONLY $42 stays in your locality when shopping at a big box store.
This means...
  • Better services, including our police, fire departments & infrastructure
  • Families YOU know are able to support themselves 
  • Dance lessons, baseball and a Happy Holiday can be had by your local neighborhood shop owner 
There are 23 MILLION Small Businesses in the USA
  • 49% have been created since 1982
  • 64% of US Sales happen at Small Businesses
  • 8 MILLION jobs have been created since 1990 by small businesses
  • $14 Million of all American retail jobs come from franchised small businesses
  • 1 MILLION Small Business Tweets are expected this holiday season!




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DECEMBER 8, 2017


  • OPEN HOUSE / ARTFusion19464 & MOSAIC Land Trust / 341 Beech St
  •  6-9pm / Enjoy lite fare and our opening night for the Pottstown Area Artist’s Guild
  • EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH / 150 N Hanover St
  •  7PM The Ball Brother’s Concert / Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the holidays with this terrific group
  •  Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com
  •  Reserved Seating: $22.50 / General Seating $17.00
  • STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE / 245 E High St
  •  8PM A Christmas Carol Musical
  •  Enjoy this classic holiday play at our awesome local theater
  •  Tickets can be purchased at steelriverplayhouse.org
  • COLEBROOKDALE RAILROAD
  • See website for dates and information / www.colebrookdalerailroad.com
DECEMBER 9, 2017

HELP SUPPORT THE HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS with the CHATTER BAND and dance the night away for a good cause! 
THE CHATTER BAND
  • The Elks Club / 61 E High Street
  • 7pm –11pm
  • $25 tickets available NOW at downtownpottstown.org or call 610-323-5400
  • Includes Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches, Sides, Draft Beer, Soda & Water
  • CASH bar & Raffles available
  • This is a FUNdraiser for our Hometown Holidays! FAMILY FUN ALL DAY LONG! (Also Dec 10th & 16th)
  • PET PHOTOS w/ SANTA
  •  10am – 1pm
  •  238 E High St / NEW YORK PLAZA
  •  Come bring your pets and get their picture with the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself!
  •  $15 per photo / $1 goes back to PDIDA while the remainder will help with rescue efforts of animals
  • VAN GOGH’S STUDIO / 341 Beech St / ARTFusion19464
  •  Let your little ones enjoy shopping for small, handmade gifts for that special someone.
  •  Parents MUST remain in the building while your child shops
  • RITE AID / 340 E High St
  •  10am – 4pm
  •  Send Holiday Cheer to our First Responders through cards and notes
  •  Collection for Operation Backpack
  • Get your forms in for your child's letter from Santa! Forms available at Rite Aid
  • RED CLOUD KUNG FU / 307 E High St
  •  12pm / Tree Decorating Party
  •  Be sure to check out the classes Sifu Knight offers throughout the week!
  • STEEL RIVER CAROLERS / Along the 100 Block of High St
  •  Enjoy our local theater’s talent while you shop before they return to the theater for the Christmas Carol at 2pm / 8pm today!
  • CONNECTIONS ON HIGH / 238 E High St
  •  Enjoy these short holiday movies with the family!
  •  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, T’was The Night Before Christmas & The Year Without A Santa Claus
  •  Parents MUST stay with their children during movie time
  •  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, T’was The Night Before Christmas & The Year Without A Santa Claus
  •  Parents MUST stay with their children during movie time
  • BEVERLY’S PASTRY SHOP / 322 E High St
  •  1pm – 3pm Cookie Decorating
  • KYLE & KELLYRoaming Illusionists
  •  1pm – 3pm throughout the downtown businesses
  •  Join in the holiday magic with Kyle & Kelly entertaining you in the spirit of the holidays!
  • WACKY PATTY / Balloon Artist
  •  1pm – 4pm 238 E High St
  •   While you wait to get you picture taken with Santa, enjoy our balloon artist!
  • PHOTOS WITH SANTA / 238 E High St (New York Plaza)
    • 1pm-5pm
    • Enjoy having your picture taken with our favorite Jolly Ol’ Elf!
    • $10 for a 5x7 photo
    • Professionally done by Patti Klein – Local Photographer
    •          Check her work at www.pattiklein.smugmug.com
    • @107 “WHERE EVENTS HAPPEN”
    • For the older children, this is a full-length feature film “A CHRISTMAS STORY”
    • Enjoy Hot Chocolate & Coffee while watching this longtime favorite holiday story
  • DECEMBER 10, 2017
    • @107 HOLIDAY BRUNCH
    • 11am – 2pm
    • Featuring our Local Restaurants, Omelette Station
    • TICKETS are $15 for Brunch
    • Brunch Tickets MUST be sold BEFORE end of day Friday, December 8th
    • Visit downtownpottstown.org for ticket sales or
    • Contact Sheila Dugan / 610-323-5400 to reserve your tickets today!  
  • NEW THIS YEAR! 1st HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR
  •   Historic House Tour Reinvented! Join us as we take a tour of the past, share photos, learn the history of several beautiful buildings that have been         transformed, moving into the future of Pottstown
  •  Historic building tour tickets are $15each / COMBO Ticket with Brunch is $25
  •  Tickets available on-line at www.downtownpottstown.org or contact Sheila Dugan 610-323-5400 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  Tickets will be available the day of tour, but it is best to purchase ahead as this is a tour and tour guides must be in place to accommodate crowds
  •  Transportation will be available during the tour from High Street
                  STARTS at MCCC North Hall / 16 E High St /  ENDS at Beech Street Factory where the Craft Fair is happening!
  • Visit www.downtownpottstown.org for tickets
  •  Contact Sheila Dugan at 610-323-5400 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your tickets today!
  • KID’S FUN TIME W/ RED CLOUD KUNG FU / 307 E High St
  •  Safe fun for kids while mom and dad enjoy the Historic Building Tour
  •  Includes Kung Fu Lessons, Crafts & Snacks
  •  Two Hour Maximum
  •  $5 per hour for first child / $4 per hour for each additional child
  • VAN GOGH’S STUDIO / ARTFusion19464 / 341 Beech St
  •  Let your little ones enjoy shopping for small, handmade gifts for that special someone.
  •  Parents MUST remain in the building while their child shops
  • 2ND ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR / ARTFusion19464 / 341 Beech St
  •  Enjoy shopping local for unique holiday gifts during our craft show
  •  This will be the LAST STOP on our Historic Building Tour
  •  The Craft Fair is FREE / Building Tour is $15 (downtownpottstown.org for tickets to tour)
  • SANTA at the Carousel / 30 W King St
  •  Visit Santa and enjoy the beautiful Carousel
  •  Visit carouselatpottstown.org for specific information on the Carousel
  •  This is also a part of our Historic Building Tour (see above info for tour tickets)

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