Phoenix Small Business Saturday 2015 is upon us and here at Phoenix Real Estate Guy we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite local businesses. How these small business are up and running, and what they have to do in order to stay as such can often mean sacrifices for them. If you ever decide to join them and open your own, you’ll probably need a cash management service like WECU – Cash Management, which is what you can be sure they use themselves.
“There is a story behind every small business. That story is worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, these hardware stores, these big restaurants, these saloons and parlors, these gyms and institutions. These did not come out of nowhere.” ~Paul Ryan
Local Botanical Artist Dyana Hesson captures the beauty of the AZ desert magnificently. Her original paintings are represented by Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale and her work is collected all over the world. Check out Dyana’s website for a range of items from individual paintings, to scarves made of her prints, and a new book!
Coffee, anyone? Yes, please! How about Peixoto Coffee in Chandler? Available to both wholesalers and consumers alike, their coffee is *family-grown, artisanally roasted, and artfully poured.* They’re a local favorite and have some fun events going on for Small Business Saturday. Check out the details on their FB event here.
Do you just love the smell of a freshly cracked book? Even with my love of technology there’s something about a book I can’t resist. Changing Hands in Tempe (& Phoenix) offers 10% off of their gift cards online for Small Business Saturday.
Downtown Glendale offers local Cerreta Candy Co. Check out an Arizona Camelback bar or pick your own pound of candy.
Cookies for Santa? Or year round? SheyB Cookie Designs decorates cookies, but not only that, she also offers some of the most unique cookie cutters around with new ones all the time. You can even subscribe to a cookie cutter of the month! I’m thinking I may have her create a Phoenix Real Estate Guy logo cookie cutter!
Skip the big box movie theater and support local actors at the Hale Theater in Gilbert. Done in the round there’s not a bad seat in the house! A Christmas Carol starts next week and it’s always a family favorite. Or buy season tickets and make it a yearlong treat!
Some of our favorite local restaurants include: Joe’s Real BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill, Liberty Market, Someburro’s, Taco Guild, Macayo’s, Casa Reynoso, Bosa Doughnuts, Orange Table, Mac’s Broiler & Tap, El Guero Canelo (now in Phoenix!). Can you tell I like Mexican food?!?!
Here are some other fun events for tomorrow:
Heard Museum Ornament Marketplace is offering unique Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event this weekend. Choose from hundreds of various ornaments in different art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts. Prices vary. Admission to the Heard Museum Shop is always free (museum admission additional).
Downtown Tempe “Shop Small Selfies” – Several downtown businesses will be celebrating Small Business Saturday by participating with Downtown Tempe Shop Small Selfies. Participating stores and restaurants will create a unique selfie opportunity for their customers and will offer other in-store events, savings and incentives. Merchants will invite their customers to take a selfie in their store, tag #ShopSmall and #DowntownTempe for a chance to win Downtown Tempe gift cards. Guests of Downtown Tempe are also encouraged to take selfies with the way-finding/directory map kiosks sprinkled around downtown for a chance to win a Downtown Tempe Shopping Spree. Tag #DowntownTempe and share your selfie with the world!
Phoenix Flea – Local artists and craftsman + a handful of traveling shops bringing curated collections of handcrafted goods, vintage clothing and collectibles, original paintings & prints, industrial decor, fashion, artisan food, & more at the local industrial supply store!
Mesa Indie Fest – Downtown Mesa is celebrating Small Business Saturday with Indie Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with over 100 local businesses, artisans and crafters, live music, and business specials. For every $35 spent, you will receive $5 back in Downtown Dollars. These passports are available at all businesses and will be turned into the Information Booth for this day only. While you’re there, hashtag #MyDowntownMesa when posting to social media for chances to win Downtown gift cards and prizes.
Stop back by and let us know what fun stuff you found for Small Business Saturday. And, as always, the Phoenix Real Estate Guy team thanks you for supporting our small businesses and our families. Find more about 78 spray adhesive and other important tools and equipment for industrial projects.