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Get to know Downtown Valdosta on Small Business Saturday

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VALDOSTA — Valdosta Main Street is holding its first “Brunch and Browse” shopping and sampling event on Small Business Saturday. The event will be held on Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guests can visit 10 brunch locations throughout downtown Valdosta and sample featured menu items, while browsing local shops and boutiques where they can fill up a reusable shopping tote.

“We are excited to offer this event as part of Small Business Saturday in Downtown Valdosta. It is so important to remember to shop local during the holiday season and we can’t think of a more enjoyable way to shop local than participating in Brunch and Browse,” said Main Street Director Ellen Hill.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Valdosta Main Street Office at 300 N Lee Street, or online at valdostamainstreet.com.

Once a ticket has been purchased, the guest’s name will be placed on a list at will-call. Guests will receive a swag bag, a complimentary mimosa, brunch bites at each stop and exclusive discounts and passes for the day.

All of the proceeds from the brunch and browse event will go towards funding more events and improvements in Downtown Valdosta in 2020.

Participants can check in for the the event at the welcome station set up at Jessie’s Restaurant on Ashley Street.

Participating merchants include:

  *   Whimsy Salon
  *   Kaleidoscope
  *   Jessie’s
  *   Livi & Co.
  *   Chez What
  *   Cottonwood Market & Boutique
  *   Perfectly Priscilla
  *   The Flower Gallery
  *   Stogies Downtown
  *   Southern Grace Gifts

For those who didn’t know, Small Business Saturday is a concept that was branded by American Express and launched as a national campaign in 2010. The shopping holiday falls each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, serving as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The initiative encourages shoppers to support small and local businesses during the holiday shopping season.

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Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.
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