Small Business Saturday urges local shopping Nov. 30


By Maria Cook

As the holiday season draws nearer, the City of Carmel is preparing for the annual tradition of Small Business Saturday. On Nov. 30, many small businesses in Carmel will offer special deals to entice holiday shoppers, particularly in the Carmel Arts & Design District, Midtown and City Center areas.

Shoppers can stop by All Things Carmel on Main Street to learn about deals on Small Business Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m., employees from the City of Carmel’s Dept. of Community Relations and Economic Development will hand out free donuts and coffee along with information on deals for shoppers.

“We have built a transportation network that makes it easy to get around the city in order to shop and dine across Carmel at locations such as Carmel Drive, Clay Terrace, the Meridian Corridor, Michigan Road and the Village of West Clay,” Carmel spokesman Dan McFeely said. “We see Small Business Saturday as one more way we can help our local business community thrive.”

Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has encouraged holiday shoppers to support small businesses, which can be overlooked during other holiday shopping days, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To stay updated on participating Carmel businesses, visit the city’s Facebook event page at