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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN HARTFORD TO FEATURE TWO DOZEN BUSINESSES WITH FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN HARTFORD TO FEATURE TWO DOZEN BUSINESSES WITH FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

HARTFORD, CONN (November 26, 2019) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and Business for Downtown Hartford (BFDH) announced that this Saturday, November 30th, twenty-four downtown Hartford small businesses and restaurants will be offering special discounts, giveaways, and holiday deals as part of national Small Business Saturday (SBS).  A full listing of participating businesses and a map is available here.  The Hartford Parking Authority will be offering free parking to all Small Business Saturday shoppers at 1212 Main Street near Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

“This Saturday, dozens of terrific small businesses in Hartford are offering special discounts and Winterfest’s free ice skating will be open, so I hope as many families as possible make a day of it in the Capital City,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I want to thank Business for Downtown Hartford for their support arranging SBS for the third straight year, as well as the dozens of small businesses who are participating.”

“We encourage everyone to shop small because for every dollar spent locally, sixty-eight cents stays locally,” said Wendell Davis, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Administrator for New England.  “Small business owners continue to be the backbone of our economy.”

“Business for Downtown Hartford is very excited to showcase the many shopping opportunities that are available in downtown Hartford,” said Jennifer Cassidy, Executive Director of Business for Downtown Hartford.

This is BFDH’s third year coordinating SBS, with eight new businesses participating this year.  In addition to the twenty-four businesses offering discounts, there will be a pop up market at 64 Pratt Street featuring several vendors, including handbags and accessories from BAGAVOND, Brothers Johnson 1929 Hat Co., and Hartford Athletic.

In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday to encourage people to “shop small” between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to support their local businesses and communities.

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