Small Business Saturday Festivities Begin in St. Bernard with Breakfast Kick Off at Café Aquarius

Small Business Saturday, a national shopping holiday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, will take place on November 25, 2017.  When you opt to shop local, you are choosing to support local jobs, celebrating the local fabric of the community, and ultimately retaining more money in the local economy.

St. Bernard Parish is celebrating their local businesses with a week-long Shop Small campaign. Festivities begin with a Small Business Saturday Breakfast Kick Off at Café Aquarius in Chalmette.  Shoppers are invited to grab a coffee and pastry, meet friends for brunch, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Business community leaders will also be handing out Shop Small swag bags with coupons for local stores, a list of participating businesses, and St. Bernard Shop Small Passports.  Shoppers who fill out their St. Bernard Shop Small Passport can enter for a chance to win a $200 American Express gift card.  Shoppers have from Saturday, November 25, 2017, through Sunday, December 3, 2017, to complete their passport and drop it off at Café Aquarius.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 pm.

St. Bernard Shop Small participants include retailers, restaurants, pharmacies, fitness centers, and a variety of specialty stores.  A complete list and passport details can be found at

The event is sponsored by the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, the St. Bernard Chamber, and St. Bernard Tourism.

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Event Small Business Saturday Breakfast Kick Off at Café Aquarius
Audience: St. Bernard Parish Residents and Business Owners
Date/Time: Saturday, November 25, 2017 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Location: 1201 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043


Saturday, November 25, 2017, is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express Corporation.


St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to retain and create jobs, build prosperity, and improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF’s work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Cox Communications, Chalmette Refining, Valero, and Gulf Coast Bank at the Impact Champion Level, the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III, Associated Terminals, and Atmos Energy at the Pillars Level, and Palmisano