Las Vegas, NV. – The Water Street District Business Association has been the driving force behind Shop Small Henderson, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Past events have included a festival-like atmosphere with over 100 small business merchants set up on the Henderson Events Plaza, on Water Street, and throughout the area.

With this year’s outdoor event – tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 28 – currently on hold due to the pandemic, the WSDBA has launched, encouraging locals across Henderson and beyond to think of EVERY Saturday as the day to shop, dine and order from small businesses. Partnering organizations including the City of Henderson Economic Development, COH Redevelopment, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the State of Nevada Business & Industry, and SCORE, have brought collective voices together to champion the movement. Businesses across the valley are being encouraged to create and upload brief video tours of their store, products, or services on the website, where they will be featured and promoted free of charge. Business leaders including Nevada Lt. Governor, Kate Marshall; Congresswoman Susie Lee; Henderson Mayor, Debra March; and Henderson Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Scott Muelrath, are currently featured on the site voicing their support.

“The WSDBA has always championed small businesses. With a large event seeming unlikely this year, we determined that we must keep up the momentum digitally. So, this year we shift the focus from one big event to creating a culture where everyone will think to ‘Shop Small Every Saturday,” said WSDBA President Maria Bailey.

WSDBA Vice President of Communications, Pam Guttman added, “We hear stories on a daily basis about how small businesses need help. This change in thinking could be a major boost for small businesses throughout the area if everyone chose to shop, dine, get takeout or whatever EVERY Saturday.”

Marcel F. Schaerer, Deputy Director, Department of Business & Industry, loves this idea so much, he’s working on taking the initiative statewide. “Nevada will be setting the stage for others to follow, not just outside of Henderson but throughout the entire state.”
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About the Water Street District Business Association:
The Water Street District Business Association (WSDBA) is a group of dedicated business leaders committed to the shared success of the enterprises located on and around historic Water Street in downtown Henderson, Nevada. Together, association members develop strategies and serve as problem-solvers and visionaries for the entire district and act as advocates in the community and other organizations. WSDBA members enjoy a wide range of benefits, from additional exposure and marketing opportunities to the satisfaction of knowing they’re shaping the future of our community for generations to come.

For additional information call (702) 670-5027, email [email protected] or visit Follow the WSDBA on Facebook at @HendersonWSDBA, on Instagram at @HendersonWSDBA, or on Twitter at @hendersonwsdba.