The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) and the City of West Hollywood collaborate with the Small Business Saturday Coalition to bring this event to the public on Small Business Saturday, encouraging people in the community to Shop Small® and support locally owned businesses. With only four weeks prior to the holidays, residents and visitors are encouraged to join millions of consumers across the nation to Shop Small on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.
WHEN: Saturday, November 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | WENDY BURCH – KTLA 5’s Emmy®-Winning Journalist at Gelato Festival (8906 Melrose Avenue). Wendy, her son Brady, and Gelato Festival master chefs will make delicious, artisanal gelato flavors such as Blueberry Basil in Gelato Festival’s classroom kitchen. Flavors will be for sale that day, while supplies last. www.gelatofestival.com/store | @WendyBurch
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. | ROBERT KOVACIK – NBC4’s Award-winning anchor and Reporter at Dogpound (627 N. Robertson Blvd.). Robert will join a fitness class as they demonstrate the latest workouts at celebrity fitness hotspot Dogpound, housed in a mechanic’s garage setting. www.thedogpound.com |@RobertNBCLA
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | BRUCE VILANCH – Broadway Star & Emmy®-Winning Writer at Rounderbum (802 N. San Vicente Blvd.). Join Bruce as he hosts informal modeling of Rounderbum’s newest men’s underwear styles. www.rounderbum.com | @BruceVilanch
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | ELISABETH ROHM (Philanthropist/Producer/Golden Globe-winning Actress) at RYU (Respect Your Universe) Apparel (8550 Melrose Ave.). Join co-owner Elisabeth Rohm and CEO Marcello Leone for a preview of RYU’s Spring 2020 collection and for the West Hollywood debut opening of the athletic apparel store. www.ryu.com | @ElisabethRohm
Small Business Saturday is a day created to support local shops that help make our communities strong. This year, celebrities will participate in West Hollywood’s “Stars Shop Small.” Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to respond to small business owners’ need for more customers during the holiday shopping season.
Last year, total spending among U.S. consumers who said they shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $17.8 billion1, according to the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate small businesses and drive more customers through their doors on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. November 30, 2019 marks the 10th annual Small Business Saturday.
Participating stores and restaurants will be providing discounts, free products, giveaways, gift cards, delicious food samples and more (while supplies last). This includes, but not limited to:
Amanu (custom made sandals) Atacama Home (interior design) Book Soup (book store) Bouteille (specialty wines) Cha Cha Matcha (matcha drinks/eats) Dogpound (fitness) Drip Doctors (medi-spa) Employees Only (restaurant) Fresh LA (restaurant, vegetarian) Gelato Festival (artisanal gelato) Hammer & Nails (men’s grooming) Health House (fitness)
My 12 Step Store (recovery) Mystery Pier Books (book store) Pizzana (restaurant) Pump (yappy hour) Rocco’s (restaurant) Rounderbum (retail apparel) RYU (sports apparel) Star Dogs (doggie daycare) The 11:11 Theatre (local theatre) Timothy White Gallery (art/photo gallery) Unplug (meditation studio) For more – www.wehochamber.com
#ShopSmallWehHo | #ShopSmall | #SmallBizSat | @WehoChamber | @WeHoCity
For a full list of participating stores, www.wehochamber.com/shopsmall Learn more about Small Business Saturday and connect with American Express at: FB: @SmallBusinessSaturday | Twitter: @AmericanExpress | IG: @shopsmall
In West Hollywood, a portion of proceeds from participating store retail sales and donations go to Los Angeles LGBT Center Culinary Arts program. For a full list of participating stores, go to www.wehochamber.com/shopsmall. The Center’s innovative Culinary Arts program is an intergenerational training program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness and low-income LGBT seniors. Taught at the Center’s commercial kitchen in the Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the 300-hour program engages youth, ages 18–24, to learn basic culinary skills alongside students from the Center’s Senior Services programs.