This Saturday the nation celebrates Small Business Saturday– the annual holiday that reminds consumers to shop local.
The ViBe Creative District welcomes the public to participate in the district-wide Small Business Saturday events where small locally-owned artists and entrepreneurs offer holiday sales. The district events are coordinated by ViBe’s resident think-tank collaborative coworking space 1701 – the Small Business Saturday neighborhood champion.
1701 is a neighborhood leader in collaborations between small businesses operating within their facility and around the district. Small Business Saturday in the ViBe District provides the co-working space an opportunity to invite the public into their space and to meet some of their business members and artists.
1701 is the first coworking space in Virginia Beach. The building is home to individual freelancers, startups, artists, and remote employees from Fortune 100 companies.
“Collaboration is the foundation of our success as a coworking space,” said Lisa DeNoia, co-owner of 1701. “Small Business Saturday presents a way for us to give back to the community and do something in partnership with our neighbors and local vendors. We’re very excited and can’t wait to welcome the public into our space and our neighborhood on November 25th.”
Over 20 small businesses will participate in a pop-up vendor market located inside 1701. Additionally, brick and mortar stores throughout the district will offer specials and sales in honor of the holiday.
GRAND PRIZE for Scavenger Hunt participation
Visitors to the event are encouraged to start their day at 1701 to visit the pop-up vendor market and collect their ViBe District scavenger hunt. After visiting several businesses throughout the neighborhood, visitors can return their scavenger hunt form to be entered into a grand prize drawing worth over $800 in merchandise.
Gift Certificates for coffee and dinner, jewelry, artwork, a haircut, mother/daughter aprons, tickets to a Masquerade Ball, and a bath & body gift set are all included in the ViBe District #ShopSmall Scavenger Hunt prize pack.
Each participant must visit at least 12 participating businesses and answer a question correctly before returning the completed form to 1701 by 4pm on November 25, 2017.
Parking is generously donated by 1701 and Jerry Davis Ad Agency (for one day only), both located on Baltic Avenue. There are limited free public parking street spaces also located on Baltic Ave.