This is a special day for the whole family and highlights the many different contributions our small businesses make to the community.
LEMOYNE, Pa. (PRWEB) November 21, 2017
The West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, announces its first “Shop Small Crawl” on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017. Shoppers are invited to stroll among the Plaza’s small businesses while enjoying pop-up concerts by local and national performers. Refreshments, giveaways, Shop Small specials, live entertainment, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus are highlights of the day. “This is a special day for the whole family and highlights the many different contributions our small businesses make to the community,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO, Smith Land & Improvement Corporation and owner of the West Shore Plaza.
Performers include dancers from the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, an oboist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Sony Music Nashville country artist Ben Gallaher, and The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region Brass. Macris Chocolates will host the morning kickoff event at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and a special performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet.
Celebrating the fourth year as an American Express Neighborhood Champion, the West Shore Plaza will continue the shopping and music festivities at 10:15 a.m. at Polished Salon, Spa & Wellness with Thomas Rowe, oboist with The Harrisburg Symphony, and wife Susan Rowe on the keyboard. The duo will delight shoppers with holiday selections.
A pop-up acoustic performance at 11:00 a.m. by Sony Music Nashville recording artist Ben Gallaher will add a country flair to the #ShopSmallCrawl at Ritter’s True Value Hardware. To conclude the entertainment crawl, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region Brass will play Christmas classics and favorites at K Novinger Jewelry at 11:45 a.m.
“We are proud to share that the West Shore Plaza is #ShopSmall strong, with more than half of our tenants owning local, small businesses,” says Jordan II. “Their high quality of service, specialty products, and passion to give back to our community and the Four Diamonds is what makes our small businesses so vital. As a champion of #ShopSmallPA, we support the men and women who keep the ‘community’ in our communities.”
The North Pole’s royal couple, Santa and Mrs. Claus, will arrive at 1:00 p.m. via fire engine to help shoppers celebrate Small Business Saturday and the start of retail’s busiest season. WINK 104 and Sue Campbell will be on-site for a live remote from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon to welcome the performers and share all-day specials.
SMALL BUSINESS BY THE NUMBERS
- There are approximately 1 million small businesses in Pennsylvania.
- Small businesses account for 98.2% of businesses in the Commonwealth.
- 46.9% of Pennsylvania residents work for a small business—2.4 million employees.
- In America, there are 27.9 million small businesses.
- Small businesses comprise 99.7% of U.S. employer firms.
9:30 AM: Pennsylvania Regional Ballet at Macris Chocolates
Several ballet dancers will perform a preview of “The Nutcracker” from their 30th anniversary celebration performance. The holiday classic will showcase youth talent to Small Business Saturday shoppers.
10:15 AM: Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra member at Polished Salon, Spa & Wellness
Thomas Rowe, oboist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and wife Susan Rowe will be playing Christmas selections.
11:00 AM: Ben Gallaher at Ritter’s True Value Hardware
Sony Music Nashville recording artist and Camp Hill native Ben Gallaher will treat shoppers and fans of all ages to an acoustic performance. Artist merchandise will be available with proceeds donated to the Four Diamonds on behalf of #TeamLily.
11:45 AM: The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region Brass at K Novinger Jewelry
Christmas classics and arrangements will be played by members of the TSA Brass to help shoppers usher in the holiday season.
Join the conversation online by following the hashtags #WSPShopSmall #ShopSmallCrawl.
ABOUT SMITH LAND & IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
Founded in 1961, the company has a 56-year history of responsible and responsive commercial real estate development and land ownership. With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and over 1 million SF throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Smith Land & Improvement Corporation team has chosen to concentrate 80 percent of its real estate investments in their own front yard of central Pennsylvania. “We do not outsource our eyes,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO. When Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is the developer, business builders and investors can expect a productive working relationship, high-caliber site selection, and easy access to business expansion.
ABOUT THE WEST SHORE PLAZA
Celebrating 62 years of retail services to the community, this landmark center sits on two high-traffic corridors connecting Harrisburg to the West Shore. With an attractive façade, easy access, and a striking digital sign, the West Shore Plaza continues to maintain high shopper volume and be a recognized shopping destination. The 22-store property features local and national retailers, as well as family businesses.