Main-Dempster Mile is incentivizing Evanstonians to shop local on Small Business Saturday this year, while also offering an opportunity for community members to give to Evanston’s less fortunate.
“Some of our businesses earn as much as 40% of their annual revenues during the holidays,” says Katherine Gotsick, Executive Director of the Main-Dempster Mile. “We’ve been so thankful for the support that Evanstonians have shown MDM businesses during COVID and road construction. We’re doing some very fun things to say thank you for keeping that local love going.”
Here’s what’s happening in Southeast Evanston the weekend after Thanksgiving:
COMPLIMENTARY SHOPPING BAGS available at participating stores. See a list of stores at https://www.maindempstermile.com/small-business-saturday
REWARDS FOR SHOPPING: Shoppers who spend $100 on the Mile on Small Business Saturday can redeem their receipts for a Gift Bag filled with items donated by MDM businesses. Shoppers can pick up the bags at the Holiday Drive-Thru and Drop Off on Saturday, 2pm-4pm in Train Station Alley (600 Main Street).
MDM has aggregated a list of events and sales happening in stores this weekend at https://www.maindempstermile.com/small-business-saturday.