Shop Small Nevada Events Planned for Small Business Saturday, November 25

Shop Small Nevada campaign encourages Nevadans to patronize local, small businesses

Las Vegas, NV - November 21, 2017

Nevadans are encouraged to mark their calendars for Small Business Saturday, this Saturday, November 25.  The annual campaign sponsored by American Express, encourages consumers to patronize small, local businesses during the holiday shopping season.  

This year, the Department of Business and Industry joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition to develop the Shop Small Nevada campaign, a first-of-its-kind statewide initiative.  With financial support from the coalition, Shop Small Nevada collateral and advertising was created, including a PSA featuring Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison encouraging Nevadan’s to “Shop Small.”  The Shop Small Nevada initiative also features a Hispanic outreach pilot program in partnership with the Latin Chamber of Commerce to encourage diverse community participation in the Small Business Saturday program.

“I encourage all Nevadans to support these local businesses on Saturday and throughout the year. By including these unique, local merchants in your holiday shopping traditions you keep hard-earned local revenue within your community,” said Marcel F. Schaerer, Department of Business and Industry Deputy Director. Spending your dollars locally creates a ripple effect, with local businesses more likely to reinvest in the community through support of ancillary businesses and local charities.”

There are several locations in Reno and Las Vegas featuring Shop Small Nevada events.  For a listing of the participating merchants, visit the Shop Small Nevada Facebook page-  


Reno Town Mall Nevada Marketplace Christmas Expo- 4001 S. Virginia Street

·         Opens at 10:00 am, ribbon cutting ceremony with snacks and refreshments at 11:00 am.

·         Over 250 local merchants

Wells Avenue Corridor- 22 participating merchants

Midtown District- 20 participating merchants

Riverwalk District- 8 participating merchants

Las Vegas

Boulevard Mall- 3528 S. Maryland Parkway

·         Ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at 9:45 a.m. featuring elected officials and special guests

·         Small Business Saturday shopping bags and local store coupons/ offers will be distributed

Locations anchored by La Bonita Supermarkets in partnership with the Latin Chamber of Commerce:

Desert Inn/ Eastern/ McLeod Corridor- 8 participating merchants

South Rainbow/ Flamingo Corridor- 10 participating merchants

West Cheyenne/ Jones Corridor- 18 participating merchants

East Ogden/ Stewart Ave Corridor- 11 participating merchants

Lake Mead/ Civic Center Corridor (North Las Vegas) - 19 participating merchants

Las Vegas Blvd North/ Belmont Corridor (North Las Vegas) – 16 participating merchants


For more information about Small Business Saturday or to locate more small business retailers throughout the state, visit

About the Department of Business and Industry

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses and consumers including small business advocacy, small business information and referrals, bond programs, constituent services and consumer affairs.  To learn more, visit


Teri Williams
Public Information Officer