November 25 marks the eighth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods.

is participating as a Neighborhood Champion for this year’s Small Business Saturday and is partnering with the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District, the Town of North Hempstead, and resident Ashley Matthews to promote the event.

Small Business Saturday was originally created by American Express in 2010 as the ceremonial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. The event raises awareness of the vital role small businesses play in the community and economy.

Shopping locally for the holidays is convenient, easy, and saves shoppers from getting caught in holiday traffic at the malls. The event supports local merchants who not only appreciate the business, but who also pay a large share of property taxes, taking some tax burden off of homeowners.

Local businesses also offer special customer services that big box stores don’t offer, and they support requests for donations for the community, such as schools, scouts, and religious institutions.

Online shoppers may not realize that for every $100 spent in a local small business, $68 stays in the community through jobs, taxes, contributions to non-profits, and more. In contrast, for every $100 spent online shopping, no money is put back into the community.

To support both the businesses and shoppers, the Town of North Hempstead is suspending all parking meter fees on Small Business Saturday. The Chamber, the BID and the Town are proud of all our local stores and especially those businesses that are offering their customers an extra reason to Shop Port on Small Business Saturday.

Below are the special Shop Port on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.

3V Dental, 91 Main St.: $299 ZOOM in-office teeth bleaching for new patients (regularly $699); $500 off coupon for Invisalign clear braces; $99 New Patient Special – exam, cleaning and full set of xrays; free $200 value at-home bleaching kit for new patients (given upon arrival)

Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.: take a selfie in the BBQ department and post on FaceBook or Instagram with #AlpersPW for a chance to win a Traeger Bronson 20 Pellet Grill

Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.: 5 percent off purchases and a gift bag with your purchase
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace, 293 Main St.: one free dessert per table (eat in)

Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, 283 Main St.: one free dessert per table

Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.: sign up for one month of lessons, classes or band and get one additional month free

Bluetique, 25 Main St.: 10 percent off

Brick Osteria, 52 Main St.: $10 off for dine in only with a min check of $40. Not to be combined with any other offer, discounts, coupons, gift cards, rewards

Cafe Aurelia, 16 Main St.: free lunch boxes of rice balls and dumplings to first 30 customers

Carnel’s Printing, 22 Main St.: 20 percent off Christmas cards and free return address on envelopes

DNO – Date Night Outfit, 475 Port Washington Blvd.: 25 percent off and light refreshments

Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St.: 15 percent off the purchase of a book

Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.: 10 percent off Christmas giftware

f.i.s.h. on main, 286 Main St.: one free dessert per table

FLORALS by Carson Robert Event Designs, 660 Port Washington Blvd.: 25 percent off

Frank’s Pizza, 14 Main St.: with $50 order – free garlic knots and $5 gift certificate for future order

Fusion Wireless, 53 Main St.: 40 percent off most cell phone accessories

Impulse Boutique, 29 Main St.: discounts, snacks, Prosecco & FUN!

Kitchens and Baths by Precision, 1A Manorhaven Blvd.: free stainless steel sink with any kitchen purchased and a free undermount porcelain sink with any bathroom purchased

Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., www.landmarkonmainstreet.org: Take $7 off Select seats to all December & January shows: Use Promo Code SBS7 online until midnight and via Box Office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box Office phone: (516)767-6444. Show info and prices at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org

Massage Envy Spa, 47 Main St.: complementary add-on enhancement to any massage or facial services. Enhancement therapies include deep muscle therapy, aromatherapy, exfoliating foot and hand sugar treatment, and anti aging eye treatments.

North Shore Vision, 36 Main St.: free microfiber lens cleaning cloth with purchase and 7 percent off non-prescription sunglasses
Painting With Flowers, 298 Main St.: refreshments and free chance to win a $50 gift certificate with purchase

Petland Discounts, 55 Old Shore Rd.: $5 off any purchase of $30 or more (excludes dog and cat food, tanks, and sale items)

Pilates in Port, 405 Main St.: $30 coupon off any class or package paid for by Dec. 31, 2017.

Port Salt Cave, 403 Main St.: free gift with purchase of one Salt Cave session

Port Washington Mailroom, 191 Main St.: $10 off packing, shipping and printing when you spend $25

Sands Point Shop, 15 Main St.: 15 percent off all handbags

Sol Center, 12 Irma Ave.: Sign up with [email protected] for free mini-session in Acupuncture, Reiki, Mindfulness Meditation and/or Qi Gong
Sullivan’s Quay, 541 Port Washington Blvd.: 10 percent off during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Suite 275, 275 Main St.: 20 percent off storewide and lite bites
White + One, 309 Main St.: $10 credit for every $100 spent
Wings Plus, 16 Haven Ave.: 30 Boneless Wings for the Price of 20 (a 30 percent savings)

wit & whim, 6 Carlton Ave.: free gift with purchase, free raffle entry, 15 percent off entire purchase if you say “I shop small.”

For more information, follow Shop_Port on Instagram, the Facebook pages of the Chamber of Commerce and the BID, call the Chamber at 883-6566, or go online to pwguide.com.

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