Patch Minute: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Check out local deals in Gulfport, St. Pete and the beaches in this week's Patch Minute!

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is great to support local small businesses that rely on neighbors like us in order to thrive.

In this week's Patch Minute, President of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, Lori Rosso, talks more about the importance of shopping local! Also, find out why you need to stop by Gulfport during your quest for gifts!

Check out our quick list of deals in the area!


Domain Home Accessories, 3129 Beach Blvd. S., (727) 302-9299

  • Friday and Saturday: All Clearance items 50% off; All jewelry 10%-50% off; All lamps and lighting 10%-50% off.

Bo-Tiki, 3015 Beach Blvd. S. (727) 498-8757

  • Open 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Black Friday and Small business Saturday Only special. Just tell us you saw this on the Patch, and you will get $25.00 off a $100.00 or more purchase!

Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd S (727) 381-8548

  • Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Extravaganza! 15% off EVERY item in the store over $50.00. Valid Fri, Sat and Sunday!

Check out more local deals in our story, "Small Business Saturday Deals in Gulfport."

St. Petersburg

The Iron Pelican Antiques & Home Decor, 2454 Central Ave. (727) 327-9922

  • 20 percent off entire store for Black Friday!

Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Ave. (727) 822-5665

  • 10% off all new merchandise (except on tickets & Black Friday exclusives) / 30% off all used items / Spend $100 get a free Daddy Kool Records shirt!

ARTPool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave. (727) 324-3878

  • 20% off vintage items on Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Plus, the Black Out Fest Indie Craft Market is on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the gallery.

Check out more local deals in our story,

The Beaches

Gone To The Dogs Boutique & Grooming, 310 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach (727) 363-3200

  • 25 percent off fall/winter coats and 50 percent off Paw Impression Kits.

Herbs by Merlin,18117 Gulf Blvd. Redington Shores (727)

  • Storewide sale; 20% off entire purchace until the end of November.

Check out more local deals in our story, "Small Business Deals on the Beach."

Danie Huizenga November 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM
very nice and l assume will bring lots of business.
Raandi November 24, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Looking good Lori!
Trace Taylor November 24, 2012 at 07:38 PM
We have so many awesome shops and restaurants in town, I can't think of anywhere else I would need to go to shop. Just the other day, I found the most wonderful scarf to give as a christmas present. YEAH LOCAL!
Cherlene Willis November 24, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Lori is a great resource for anything and everything about Gulfport! I'm so happy she's agreed to take part in our Patch Minute video shoot!
Cherlene Willis November 24, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I agree! With all of the services as well - you can get gift cards too!


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