Small Business Passport

In Valley City this year, the community gets to enjoy an entire week focused on celebrating and supporting small businesses, focused around Small Business Saturday on November 30th.

Visit stores in Valley City from November 25th-December 2nd to participate in a special week and score great holiday purchases, with a chance to enter and win prize drawings.

Here’s how it works: go to one of these five businesses—Dutton’s Parlour, Noos Shop Nomadic Boutique, Prairie Frame Shop, Urban Couture, Blush Boutique—and pick up your “passport,” a little pamphlet with all the information you’ll need. During Small Business Week, Nov. 25th-Dec. 2nd, whenever you make a purchase at a participating mom-and-pop shop in Valley City, you’ll get a sticker, stamp or signature on your passport. When you get five or more, drop your passport off (with your name and phone number on it) at one of the five businesses listed above. For shopping local, you’ll be entered into a drawing for various giveaways from businesses in Valley City. Have your passport dropped off on/by Saturday, Nov. 30th for your chance to win.

Valley City businesses partaking in this Small Business Week include Valley Officeworks, Empire Furnishings, Prairie Frame Shop, Urban couture, Noos Shop, Valley Gallery, McLean Frames, Dutton’s Parlour, Eagles Nest Bookstore, Bong’s Bootery, Blush Boutique, and Candy Emporium. Your guide to finding who’s participating will be the Small Business Week blue posters in shop windows or on their doors.

Read the full story in your Tuesday, November 26th Times-Record. Purchase a paper copy at the TR office or an electronic edition online at

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