Forget the madness of Black Friday. This year, we're all about Small Business Saturday and we hope you will be, too. Small Business Saturday takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 26. It's simply a day to celebrate and support small businesses.
We're taking this opportunity to highlight five regional businesses that we're proud to say bank with BECU. This way, you know you're buying from businesses that have the same approach to banking that you (and we) do – it's all about keeping the community strong.
They would love to see you in their shops (or online, as the case may be), and a few have even offered special discounts to BECU members.
1617 Cole St
Enumclaw, WA 98022
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Bridget's Boutique is owned and run by Bridget herself. She's worked in the retail industry for 20 years, learning the ropes at GAP and Nordstrom. After her last child graduated from school, she decided to pursue her dream of opening her own store. She took her entire savings and went for it – and four years later, the business is up and running. Bridget says the town of Enumclaw and the surrounding areas have been so supporting. Her awesome staff can help any struggling shopper. As a believer in the shopping experience, her hope is that anyone who comes to Bridget's to shop or browse leaves with a positive feeling.
Stop in, ask for help, and find something you love from this local shop that wants you to feel good!
*Discount for BECU members*
Geek Chic is a team of 50 or so craftspeople dedicated to creating heirloom quality hardwood furniture purposely built for your life.
They're known for their line of multi-functional dining/living/gaming tables that redefine how you interact with and use a table. They focus on bringing your hobbies and the art of entertaining together for evenings of gaming with friends and family.
Start a conversation with them today about what you need – Geek Chic will take the old-fashioned time to get to know you, and then use what they learn to help you customize your piece based on your lifestyle and needs.
BECU members will receive a complimentary pair of beverage holders with orders. Use the code BECU on orders placed by December 31, 2016.
1915 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Harris Harvey Gallery, the new face of Lisa Harris Gallery (established 1984), is a leading Seattle fine art gallery specializing in contemporary art by local, regional, and West Coast artists, many from the Seattle area.
Located in the historic Pike Place Market district and West Edge neighborhood of Seattle, the gallery exhibits landscape, figurative, narrative, and abstract art in a wide variety of media. Drawing from its group of emerging, mid-career, and established artists, Harris Harvey Gallery mounts monthly rotating exhibitions and participates in the First Thursday Seattle Downtown Gallery Art Walk.
From December 1–30, Harris Harvey Gallery presents a holiday group exhibition of regional artists that features a selection of small, but compelling, works to consider for seasonal gifting.
Looking at local art is a great way to feel connected to your community and to take a break from the madness of the holiday season. At Harris Harvey, they'll be happy to welcome you in from the cold and answer your questions.
*Discount for BECU members*
14111 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98007
The art of cooking involves all of an individual's senses – touch, hearing and most pointedly, sight, smell and taste. The cooking experience highlights your creativity, artistry and skills, providing great personal satisfaction and enjoyment, especially when you share this gift with friends and family. It's this belief that makes Sizzleworks a wonderful culinary education, well beyond what you will learn in a typical cooking school. From establishing a basic knowledge of food science and ingredients to honing advanced cooking techniques, Sizzleworks creates an immersive experience that lets you touch, taste, and participate in the excitement of creating and enjoying a truly delicious meal.
Proudly rated as one of the Seattle area's top cooking experiences, they design every aspect of their culinary process to surprise and delight.
Check out their class schedule online and give an experience this holiday season!
Sizzleworks is pleased to offer BECU members a 10% discount on class registrations and gift certificate purchases through December 24, 2016. Use coupon code BECU 2016 at registration to apply the discount.
*Discount for BECU members*
Thrive Causemetics is Beauty with a Purpose: for every product you purchase, they donate one to a woman in need. They believe changing the world starts with a single ingredient, and that's why they create formulas containing proven, cruelty-free ingredients without the use of parabens, sulfates, toxins or petrochemicals. All of their high-performance vegan cosmetics are developed at Thrive Lab in Seattle—they control every step of the product development process, and a large part of it involves you.
With over a decade of experience as a makeup artist, beauty product designer and formulator, Karissa has traveled the world sourcing powerful ingredients to create clean formulas with skin-loving properties. Her passion for empowering women of all walks of life through the gift of beauty has taken her from backstage at Fashion Week to working with an impressive roster of high-profile clients.
Thrive has a holiday gift guide – and with a mission like that, you're guaranteed to feel good giving.
Thrive is pleased to extend a 20% discount to all BECU members. Redeem by entering BECUTHRIVE at checkout on thrivecausemetics.com.
We hope you'll enjoy learning about these five local businesses as much as we did! Small Business Saturday is a great movement to support our wonderful community of business owners, artists, chefs and innovators.