PASSPORT TO BELL MAR PLAZA CELEBRATION WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS PATRONS & OFFERS CHANCE TO WIN $100 VISA GIFT CARD
SURPRISE, Arizona (November 18, 2013) Bell Mar Plaza businesses (Bell Road and 114th Avenue) invite the community to Passport to Bell Mar beginning Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2013). The Saturday after Thanksgiving was dubbed Small Business Saturday by American Express.
Event is sponsored by 5’n Diner Delux, Hurricane Grill and Wings, Bite Me Breads and Cookies, Imagine Spa and Salon, Son City Insurance, Son Glow Boutique and Barnaby Street Shoppes. Arrowhead Health Center’s Surprise office, adjacent to the plaza, is also a sponsor.
Starting Saturday, November 23, visitors can get a Passport To Bell Mar. They are encouraged to visit each storefront before December 14 to collect a ‘passport stamp’ from each. Completed passports can be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. No purchase is required at any business. The winning entry will be drawn on Saturday, December 14. Winner need not be present to win.
Throughout the plaza, businesses will offer promotions and attractions to draw attention to the role small independently owned businesses play in local communities and economies. “We want everyone who stops by to enjoy the day, the season and every visit they make to Bell Mar” commented Gary Arnold, plaza spokesman.
Santa will be onsite from 11am to 3pm and available for free picture taking inside Barnaby Street Shoppes from noon to 1pm and 2pm – 3pm. Kids can enter a holiday coloring contest and mail letters to the North Pole from the post office. Bite Me Breads and Cookies will provide additional coloring contest seating as needed. Also at Barnaby Street Shoppes, donations of new toys and pet supplies are being collected for El Mirage Firefighter Charities and Sun Valley Animal and 4 Paws shelters.
On November 23, Arrowhead Health Center offers free safe skin and skin cancer screenings on November 23 along with fifty $15 cash flu shots. On November 30, Arrowhead Health again offers fifty $15 cash flu shots. On both Saturdays, they will conduct free consultations for osteoarthritis and neuropathy pain and provide tours of their facility. An additional supply of flu shots will be available each day for $25 cash.
Terrie Maxine Frankel, bestselling author and ghost writer of “Nicole Brown Simpson – The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted” and Don Rasmussen, founder of ESPN will be available to event attendees. They will be joined by several other local authors, Local First Arizona (non-profit organization supporting local businesses) and a variety of area independent businesses. Animals 4 God, a guide dog organization, and K9-Games will make appearances throughout the day.
For more information regarding Passport to Bell Mar Plaza, please call Tammy Fraser at 602 403 0646.