We here at the Reno News & Review aren’t big fans of Black Friday. (See “No more sales,” editorial, page 3.) So instead, we’re going to tell you about a few Small Business Saturday events happening around the valley on Nov. 30.
Businesses in midtown and downtown Reno will participate in a small business scavenger hunt put on by Made in Nevada, a statewide organization that connects, promotes and supports Nevada businesses. Scavenger hunt cards list participating businesses as well as four riddles containing clues to four businesses that will stamp cards when presented. After scavengers have solved all four riddles and gotten their four stamps, they can present their cards at The Urban Market, 303 W. Third St., by 6 p.m. for a chance to win one of 10 Made in Nevada Baskets, valued at $40 each.
Scavenger hunt cards are available at all participating locations, which include Recycled Records, The Loving Cup, Homegrown Gastropub, The Urban Market, jüs, Wildwood Trading Post, Great Full Gardens, Mountain Music Parlor, Crystal Cove, Dragonfly Bath & Body, The Melting Pot World Emporium & Smoke Shop, JoStella Coffee Company, Hello Yoga, Velvet Pill, La Terre Verte, Home Means Nevada Co., The Glass Die and Ceol Irish Pub.
The Wells Avenue Merchants and Property Owners Association has also planned Small Business Saturday festivities. Merchants on the street are all offering deals on this day. For those not in the know, according to the associations website, Wells Avenue is home to more than 40 retail shops, 13 restaurants, 17 service and repair shops, 15 hair salons, eight tattoo shops, four non-profit organizations and a slew of bars and coffee shops.