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Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Midtown Association, R Street Sacramento Partnership, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) are joining efforts to share exciting information about a variety of special Small Business Saturday activities, offerings and amenities available for holiday shoppers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Helping to make shopping in Sacramento’s urban core even more fun and convenient than ever, the City of Sacramento is offering free metered parking on Small Business Saturday (and on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends through December 24, 2017). Plus, new this year, SacRT is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, downtown, along R Street and in Old Sacramento on Saturday, November 25, 2017 only.

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present another season of “12 Days of Midtown” where local businesses and organizations offer celebratory events, activities and specials to encourage visitors to spend time in Midtown this season.

“Amid a thriving urban environment, the holidays offer a perfect opportunity to explore, discover and/or revisit Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association. “With so many locally owned businesses and eateries, guests to Midtown can take great pride in supporting the community while engaging in festive activities while finding unique gift items along the way.”

Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can experience something extra special each day, a sampling of which includes the following:

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during Museum Store Sunday

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during  Museum Store Sunday

 In partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA), many Sacramento area museums are proud to participate in Museum Store Sunday on November 26, 2017. With more than 525 museum stores participating across eight countries and three continents, the international effort is designed to remind consumers about the unique and inspired shopping experience that exists in one-of-a-kind museum stores all of which showcase a broad assortment of highly curated and mission-specific gifts. Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.

Support CA "Be Water Smart" program & possibly win FREE car washes

Support CA "Be Water Smart" program & possibly win FREE car washes

The California Be Water Smart Campaign wants YOU to show off your dirty car for a possibility to win 15 FREE car washes.

My husband and I own Rocky Mountain Window Tint, which has partnered up with the Be Water Smart water conservation program.

We are the only business in Sacramento offering water smart car washes and detailing that uses only 1 cup of filtered water. That's it!

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

As consumers increasingly rely on mobile and online banking tools, it’s easy to fall prey to identity thieves seeking to steal financial information.

Approximately 17.6 million people averaged a loss of $1,343 to identity thieves in 2014, with 86 percent of instances involving a victim’s existing accounts rather than newly created ones.[1].

April is Financial Literacy Month, and part of being financially literate is ensuring your financial information is secure. There are several steps consumers can take to mitigate crime and ward off identity thieves, both on and offline.

1.     Keep your computer hardware and software up to date. Make sure your computer’s operating system has all the necessary antivirus updates and upgrades. This includes Wi-Fi and broadband connections.

"Reverse" Bridal Expo Puts To-Be-Weds in Driver's Seat

"Reverse" Bridal Expo Puts To-Be-Weds in Driver's Seat

Bridal shows can be overwhelming - for the brides and grooms as well as the exhibitors.  Where do you start? Which booths do you visit? How do you get all of the information you need?

Now there is a bridal show that allows brides and grooms to stay in one place while the professionals come to them. The Reverse Bridal Expo is Sunday, November 29, 2015, at The Falls Event Center in Elk Grove.

Bridal Expo Producer Richard Markel came up with the idea when he attended a trade show as a buyer.  The system was set up for him to stay at a table and, through pre-set appoinments, the sellers came by and made their presentations to him.

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Bridal Expo in Old Sacramento July 19

Old Sacramento hosts more than 200 weddings a year, according to their Business Association, plus there are many wedding product offerings and scenic backdrops among its merchants.  It's only natural that a bridal show would be held there.  

Bridal Expo is Sunday, July 19, aboard the Delta King Hotel on Front Street in Old Sacramento.  The show hours are 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

This unique show includes a Treasure Hunt for wedding couples. They will find clues that will lead them from one spot to the other, until they find the Treasure - a honeymoon stay in Italy.

Wedding pros will be on hand to give the couples in-depth information to help them be better equipped to plan their weddings. Services and products represented include photography, videography, catering, venues, gowns, corsets, djs, music, florists, cakes, jewelry, beauty products and more.