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November 21, 2019 
A Note From Your Director...
Shop Small, Shop Local
It’s that time of the year again, everyone is thinking about their Christmas list, in anticipation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And I would be remised if I did not take this opportunity to remind you to Shop Small and Keep It Local.

Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on Saturday, November 30th, and although this nationally recognized day is important to raise awareness about local businesses, it is equally important to support the small businesses in our communities every day. Recently I learned about two other unique days that will be celebrated nationally to keep the “shop small and local” awareness visible. 

Plaid Friday, originated in Oakland, California is a day to wear your favorite plaid and shop local. A campaign that is growing, to promote shopping small and relaxed, instead of adding to the frenzy that has become Black Friday.  

Cider Monday (instead of Cyber Monday) is another new initiative to create a more personal way of shopping, by inviting folks into your business for a cup of cider and some face-to-face connections, reinforcing the way business was done in the days before internet shopping.

The TRC will be participating in both Plaid Friday and Cider Monday this year. You will see me wearing my favorite plaid and visiting our local merchants on Friday, November 29th, and on Monday, Dec. 2nd the TRC office will offer a sip of cider to anyone wanting to stop in to pay their 2020 dues, or to learn more about Chamber Membership.

I hope you will join me in celebrating these unique ways to support our small businesses in the Mon Valley.

Always Working for You,
Gina C. Lynn 
Executive Director 

Recent Ribbon Cutting 
Photo: Joyce Ernst, Carmen Sawa - Manager, Jessica Sawa 
On Saturday, November 16th, the TRC welcomed Art on the Avenue to our organization and community with a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening.

Located at 412 Broad Avenue, NBV, Art on the Avenue is an arts and crafts studio offer diverse workshops, anytime crafting, children's events and birthday party packages.            For more information, call 724-268-3190.
Register Online
Save-the-date for our 6th Annual Taste of the Town 
Tickets are on sale and make a great Christmas gift!
Call the TRC to order tickets 724-929-3329

If you are a past participating food or beverage establishment, expect a visit or call from a committee member soon, for your commitment for the 2020 event. 
Member Events & Special Promotions 
Christmas on the Avenue - Saturday, November 23rd
Join "The Avenue' merchants as they celebrate the Holidays on Broad Avenue, in Belle Vernon. Shop local for all those special treasures, unique Christmas gifts, special holiday attire and Holiday decor. Take time while you’re strolling and shopping to visit all of our businesses and see what Broad Avenue has to offer....eateries, salons, bakery, services and so much more!
Most merchants will have 3 day open houses during this weekend...check out your favorites for times and more info.

Broad Avenue 15012 wishes you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving and Holiday season and Thanks you for your patronage in 2019.
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