Burgeoning communities Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory will be a shopping frenzy Nov. 30 as the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce partnered with Hip Donelson and Wilson Bank & Trust for a shopping nod to local businesses deep-seated in the local biz vibe.
It will be Small Business Saturday unlike anything ever experienced before in this community.
“We are so excited to partner with Hip Donelson and our friends at Wilson Bank & Trust to put a focus on our local retailers and restaurants as we kick off the shopping season,” said chamber executive director Terri Williams Nutter. “This is a great opportunity for our community members to shop close to home and even be introduced to businesses they may not have visited previously.”
Chamber Membership Committee chair T. Clark Miller said they partnered to amp up enthusiasm to shop small this holiday season and support local businesses in the area.
And, patrons just might have a chance to win $500 if they shop local and fill out a card with a store purchase. Plus, there are more prizes for eager holiday shoppers willing to skip the chains and support their local families and merchants in the heart of their hometown community.
“This year we joined with Hip Donelson and Wilson Bank & Trust to market Small Business Saturday,” said Miller. “Our chamber has always supported our small businesses, but this year, it’s in conjunction with a national effort along with American Express. It’s just a special initiative.”
There are about 25 businesses that signed up to be part of the eligibility of the cash giveaway.
“He absolutely loves the Titans,” she said in the hubbub of Tuesday.
“No chains were eligible,” said Miller.
Music Valley merchants are gung ho on the special shopping journey for patrons.
“This is the first year in several years we are doing something so big to promote our entrenched businesses,” said Miller.
There are restaurants, Donelson Jewelry, Blue’s Vintage and several more to shop.
“It’s about the brick and mortar,” said Miller. “We know we are sandwiched in between day after Thanksgiving shopping and Cyber Monday, but we are confident our locals will venture here to us.”
Miller said it’s all about supporting neighbors and giving money back into the local community.
“It just makes you feel good,” he said. “Where else can you go mine for gems, or get your jewelry cleaned at a highly reputable place. Some families have given us their businesses forever here.”
The following are Small Business Saturday participants by city:
Robin’s Gallery, 2607 Lebanon Pike
Mill Creek Mercantile, 205 McGavock Pike
Bowtie Barber and Beauty, 2624 Old Lebanon Road
Blues Vintage Guitars, 212 McGavock Pike
Sunflower Bakehouse, 2414 Lebanon Pike
Treasures Consignment, 2628 Old Lebanon Road
Donelson Jewelry, 2739 Lebanon Pike
Performance Care, 121 Fairway Drive
Caliber Coffee, 2513 Lebanon Pike
Paper & Ink Arts, 113 Graylynn Drive
Nectar Urban Cantina, 206 McGavock Pike
The Nail Spot, 113 Donelson Pike
Picture This Creative Framing and Art Gallery, 2739 Lebanon Pike
The Tacky Turtle, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Dashwood Vintage, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Mind Body Connection, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Music Valley Antiques and Marketplace, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Jae’s Gem Mine, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Nashville Vintage and Antiques, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Nashville Coffees, 2416 Music Valley Drive
Sweet City USA, 2416 Music Valley Drive
The Basement Marketplace, 14625 Lebanon Road