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The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Catasauqua Main Streets are excited to present the first annual Small Business Saturday in Catasauqua, PA! This Saturday, November 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM, fifteen local businesses will open their doors to shoppers for a fun-filled kick-off to the holiday shopping season!

The Chamber will be hosting a welcome/registration booth at Melvin’s Farm Stand+, located at 327 Front Street in Catasauqua. The first 50 participants will receive a free “Shop Small” tote bag filled with promotional items from local businesses.

The participating businesses include: Bridge Street Family Restaurant, Melvin’s Farm Stand, Violet’s Closet, Hartzell’s Pharmacy, Blocker’s Coffee House, Wisdom Highlights Salon, Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, Nice to Be Kneaded, Qi Spa, Cathy’s Creative Catering, Blondie’s Cupcakes, Jupiter Crush, Makeup by Roxy, Taylor House Brewing, and Tony’s Top Cat Bar & Grill. Some deals include, $10 Spa Dollars at Qi Spa, one free cupcake with any purchase at Blondie’s Cupcakes, 25% off an purchased service at Nice To Be Kneaded, $1 blowout sale off of the entire store at Violet’s Closet, purchase a $50 gift card and only pay $40 at Catty Corner and so much more!

At 1 PM, the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will also host a ribbon cutting welcoming Melvin’s Farm Stand+ to the community! In celebration of their grand opening, Melvin’s Farm Stand+ will be hosting Santa Clause for free pet photos from 12 PM – 2 PM. Additionally, The Gas House Dance Hall (adjacent to Melvin’s) will have a Little Elves Shoppe for young shoppers (with all gifts $5 or less) and Santa’s helpers to assist children as they shop in a safe space for parents and family members (parents must remain on premises). In addition, Melvin’s will host a variety of crafters and vendors, as well as their fresh cut Christmas Trees.

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping event to support small and local businesses during the holiday season and throughout the year. Created in 2009 in the midst of the recession to put emphasis on small businesses, Small Business Saturday is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and has grown to over 7,500 neighborhood partners and businesses supporting the event throughout the United States! According to American Express, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays within the local community, thus supporting local initiatives and residents alike.

Kylie Adams, Manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, stated that “Catasauqua has such a wide footprint of unique small businesses and incredible people who make up their workforce; by bringing Small Business Saturday to Catasauqua, we hope to shine a light on the businesses and business owners who are creative, innovative and bringing excitement to the borough!”

Jessica O’Donnell, EVP, Affiliated Chamber and Catasauqua Main Streets Liaison mentioned, “When you shop local in Catasauqua on Saturday the 30th, you are celebrating the uniqueness of this community. You are encouraging community and investing in the entrepreneurs that have opened their doors here. Come see all that Catasauqua has to offer and take advantage of the great deals these businesses are offering! Come make this the biggest day of the year for our businesses.”

Schedule of Events: 

9 AM – 3 PM Little Elves Shoppe (Gas House Dance Hall); Crafters, vendors & Christmas Trees for sale at Melvin’s Farm Stand+ including Bridge Street Family Restaurant & Cathy’s Creative Catering selling food.
10 AM Chamber of Commerce will begin distributing Small Business Saturday totes to the first 50 participants *One tote per family
10 AM Kids crafts & cupcakes (Join in at Blondies in celebration of small business Saturday where kiddos will get to make their own colored wooden mask and will get a free Blondies cupcake to munch on while they are doing their art. Pre registration is required for the event and space is limited, if interested in attending please make sure to RSVP. Cost for the event is $4 per child which covers the cost of craft items. Parents will need to stay for the duration of the event.)
12 – 2 PM Free Pet Photos with Santa Claus (at Melvin’s Tree Stand)
1 PM Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Celebration at Melvin’s Tree Stand


Where: Melvin’s Farm Stand+ (327 Front Street, Catasauqua PA)

Pricing Information: Free to attend; first 50 participants receive a free Shop Small tote bag.

About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.  We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.

Information provided to TVL by:
Jessica M O’Donnell
EVP Affiliated Chambers, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
(East Penn, Greater Northern Lehigh, Greater Bath Area, Hellertown-Lower Saucon, Northampton Area, Southern Lehigh, Western Lehigh, Whitehall Area Chambers of Commerce, Emmaus Main Street Partners & the Nazareth Business Council)