9:00amMonday, November 6, 2023
Nestled between the frenzy of Black Friday and the flash of Cyber Monday is the lesser-known but equally important Small Business Saturday. It's a day dedicated to supporting local businesses.
This is the day when downtown Osseo transforms into a festive wonderland. For some business owners, this couldn't be better.
“It's so cute, it's like a Hallmark movie for the holidays,” said Ashley Cook, owner of Annabelle House. “Osseo is a really great town.”
For Cook, the entrepreneurship journey has been particularly rewarding.
“It’s great to be a woman and have a successful business…We’ve had a lot of support from this town as well, which was like the best part. Other people and other business owners It's happening every day,” Cook said.
Cook said Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for visitors to get to know the city.
“Osseo is so small that people don't really know we're here. That's why I love events like this, and maybe they've never been here before, or maybe they've never heard of us being here. “We can bring people into the city who we don't even know and have them come back, which is great,” she explained. .
As for what visitors can expect on Small Business Saturday, Cook shared some of the business community's plans.
“We have decided to close part of Central.” [Avenue]. We'll build a fire pit there so people can sit around the fire. They can shop at all the stores here. Each business will offer its own Small Business Saturday special,” Cook said.
activities for kids
Organizers are also considering younger visitors who need a break from shopping.
“Santa will be coming. There will also be coloring activities. There will be a photo booth area, so come and take pictures. There will also be games, like bags, Jenga, and things for the kids to play with,” Cook said. he said.
Osseo's Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Osseo's Small Business Saturday Facebook page for a list of participating stores.
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