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Posted on: November 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Small Business Saturday: Support Local Entrepreneurs

Small Business Saturday is huge for local entrepreneurs.

Support local businesses and organizations by opting to Shop Small during the holiday season. Shop Small is a local effort to make Small Business Saturday — Nov. 28, 2015 — the biggest shopping day of the year for Issaquah businesses.

Hop aboard a free trolley from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. to reach shopping destinations throughout Olde Town, Gilman Village, Issaquah Highlands and Grand Ridge Plaza. Several businesses will offer discounts and specials for the event.

Other Small Business Saturday activities include:

  • Santa Trolley: Ride the rails with the jolly old elf from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E. Your $5 ticket includes admission a ridealong with Santa, plus admission to the Issaquah Depot Museum, the Gilman Town Hall Museum and the historic jail. Please note: Santa Trolley is separate from the free Small Business Saturday trolley.
  • Common Ground Choir: See a free performance by the Common Ground Choir from 11 a.m.-noon at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.
  • Queen Elsa: Head to Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, for warm beverages, children’s arts and crafts projects, and story time and photo op with Queen Elsa of “Frozen,” from 1-3 p.m.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is also participating in Small Business Saturday. FISHop — the organization’s salmon-centric gift shop — will be open. The shop is located on the hatchery grounds, 125 W. Sunset Way.

Proceeds from the shop, which is staffed by volunteers, support FISH’s salmon education programs, including tours, classroom presentations and science fair salmon dissections.

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