Downtown Farmington lures Small Business Saturday shoppers

To celebrate the community’s small and local shops, Downtown Farmington will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 26, in honor of Small Business Saturday.

American Express created the event six years ago to encourage shoppers to go small, giving up the big box stores, and see all that small businesses have to offer. Many downtown Farmington merchants and small businesses will offer specials, discounts, and complimentary items.

Among participating businesses are Bellìs Therapeutic Spa, Clothes Encounters, Dagwood’s Deli, Mother Mary’s Toffee Company and the Village Shoe Inn. Visit for a complete list.

“When you support your local small businesses, you keep more money in your local economy, you support local jobs, and you celebrate the uniqueness of your local community,” said Valerie Greer, DDA Small Business Saturday Committee Lead. “One small purchase can make a big difference.”

For more information, visit, follow Downtown Farmington on Facebook and on Twitter @DntwnFarmington.

Oakland County has a special promotion on Small Business Saturday as well. Shoppers supporting small businesses in Oakland County can enter to win one of three prizes – $5,000, $2,000 or a $500 travel voucher on Southwest Airlines. Get the lowdown here:

Press release