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Wilkes-Barre prepares holiday promotions and festivities for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26

Wilkes-Barre prepares holiday promotions and festivities for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26
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From a press release:

This year’s Small Business Saturday in Wilkes-Barre is scheduled for Nov. 26, and the preparation has already begun for small businesses throughout downtown and Greater Wilkes-Barre.

Many local retailers will participate in the seventh annual Small Business Saturday promotion, organized by the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, the Diamond City Partnership, and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce. The event, which is celebrated nationally, highlights the small businesses that serve as the backbone of the region.

Customers will again enjoy holiday promotions and savings in their favorite establishments while supporting the independent retailers that are essential to downtown and the Wyoming Valley.

More than a dozen downtown businesses have participated in recent Small Business Saturdays, and this year will see even more participating retailers and special deals offered to local shoppers.

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will serve as a hub for the day of festivities. Excited to celebrate their small-business neighbors, the Kirby will host a holiday art market, a tree-lighting ceremony where local families can help decorate the Kirby tree for the holiday season, and an appearance from Santa.

A full list of Small Business Saturday participants will be released in November.

The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association is a membership association of nearly 100 businesses and organizations who are committed to working together to promote, maintain, and encourage downtown Wilkes-Barre’s economic well-being and quality of life through cooperative promotion, marketing, and improvement activities.

The Diamond City Partnership is Wilkes-Barre’s not-for-profit downtown management organization, serving as the caretaker of the community’s vision for downtown Wilkes-Barre. DCP also manages the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Improvement District, which provides a range of supplementary services to downtown’s property and business owners.

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization, representing hundreds of businesses and organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania and focused on helping members grow and succeed through a wide range of programs and events. The Chamber, which traces its origins to 1884, acts as the “voice of business” on issues that affect the community.