LBA is shining a light on Small Business Saturday. Did you know that for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community? So by shopping at the places homegrown, created by the people we know and love, we are actually bettering our community in a big way. The LBA team has compiled a list of some small business that will be participating in Small Business Saturday.
6th Avenue Outfitters
6th Avenue Outfitters is as Alaskan as it gets. The doors opened in 1985 after the owners at the time, Ray and Larry who had come to Alaska in the 50’s, saw the need for a “working man’s store” that was “Last Frontier Born”. In 2018, Larry’s estate converted the store into an Alaskan retail co-op, essentially making it possible for any Alaskan to own a stake in the company. The store is now owned by over 240 Alaskan families and 18 rural villages. The store specializes in outdoor gear for the Alaskan in all of us. Stop in on Small Buisness Saturday and say hi to the hardworking and kind employees who have been preparing for the season and cash in on the deals at hand:
- Buy one Kuhl item at regular price and get 30% off the second item
- All hats, gloves, and socks 30% off
- Retail footwear 25% off
- All Pulse and WFS children’s and adult apparel 50% off.
The Kobuck, located in the Kimball Buidling on the corner of E St. and 5th Avenue, is an Alaskan treasure. One of the first commerical buidlings in Anchorage, the Kimball Building built in 1915, has been apart of multiple generations of Alaskans. Still to this day you walk in and are transported by the smell the wonderful coffee and pastries that Kobuck Coffee Co is known for. You also mosey and make your way around the adorable gift ship, looking at all the Alaskan made gifts that are awe inspiring. This Small Buisness Saturday, mention that you are there to shop small and shop local and recieve 10% off your purchase.
Backcountry Bike and Ski: Palmer, AK
Backcountry Bike and Ski, your small, locally owned, full service shop featuring exceptional customer service. Community participation and the creation of a bicycle friendly community has been the backbone of their philosophy since they opened for business in 2008. They thrive on seeing their customers enjoying bicycling and skiing, and introducing new riders and skiers to the sports. They are also proud to be apart of downtown Palmer, where the community is very supportive of small businesses. Backcountry Bike and Ski will be offering a 15% discount on EVERYTHING (including bikes) in the store on that day only. They will also be participating in the Palmer Chamber’s Shop Palmer program which gives shoppers the chance to win a $500 or a $1000 discount!
Cobb Street Market: Palmer, AK
From stickers to sweaters, Cobb Street Market has a large variety of local items. They opened up just over a year ago and are proud to host more than 100 different local vendors items. Cobb Street Market offers fun and unique gifts that reflect the Alaskan lifestyle or give guests a laugh! One can most definitely find a stocking stuffer or cute Alaskan gift for the holiday season. For Small Business Saturday the entire shop will be 20% off from seven until noon. On Saturday, December 14th the store will also be 20% off from ten to five. Cobb Street Market is getting in new products for the holidays, so be sure to check them out in downtown Palmer!
Revive Home Market: Eagle River, AK
At Revive Home Market, LLC in Eagle River you can shop local in your own backyard! Since 2016, Revive has been showcasing local creations mixed with unique vintage and antique finds from across the country. Alaska is home to many talented artists and creators, and Revive is honored to showcase some of the best Alaska has to offer. REVIVE’s Market Days (open days) are typically the FIRST & LAST Friday & Saturday of the month, ten to six with few exceptions, such as December when they will be open EVERY Friday & Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas! Mark your calendar. Bring a friend. Shop local. REVIVE is excited to be a part of Eagle River’s annual Merry Merchant Munch on Friday, December 6th. Stop by from noon to five and enjoy some Christmas goodies with us! Their Small Business Saturday deal is all “Merry Christmas from Alaska” Christmas cards will be 25% off!