Small Business Saturday “Shop Small”

Promotes a Nationwide day of Shopping Local in Anchorage on November 30th!

Shop Small and Buy Local with Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) on Small Business Saturday!

Every year, ADP teams up with American Express and our local business community to create an impactful day for Small Business Saturday. This year, with the help of AEDC, we’re expanding the campaign to cover local businesses across Anchorage. 

“We are thrilled to have 45 downtown retail stores and restaurants and a total of 62 participating businesses citywide,” says Amanda Moser, ADP Executive Director. “Our small, locally owned business community in downtown and throughout Anchorage is growing every year, and organizing Shop Small Saturday is one way to show our support.”

Bill Popp, President and CEO of AEDC, echoed Moser’s enthusiasm, “What national data tells us is that between 40 and 68 cents per dollar will circulate in the local economy if it’s spent locally.”

Similar to the 2018 celebration, the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be combined with Shop Small Saturday to signify a kickoff to Anchorage’s Holiday Season. Shoppers are encouraged to enjoy a day of discounts at participating stores (a list is available here).

Shoppers can present receipts at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shop Small tent and be entered to win a family-four pack of tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Performing Arts Center presented by Anchorage Concert Association or two roundtrip tickets with Alaska Airlines. The winner will be drawn after the lighting of Anchorage’s Holiday tree! You don’t have to be present to win.

How’s that for an early Holiday present?

The Downtown Anchorage Shop Small list and specials can be found at

Download the list to your phone, or print out to use as your guide on the 30th!

The specific url to the event page is:

For even more information visit or contact Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd at 279-5650

About AEDC

AEDC is a private nonprofit corporation, operating since 1987. It exists to encourage growth and diversity in the Anchorage economy, promote a favorable business climate and improve the standard of living of Anchorage residents.

Media contacts:

Katie Dougherty, AEDC, (907) 334-1205

Penny Smythe, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.
Ph:(907) 279-5856
Cell: (907) 317-3580

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