Nearly 150 small businesses in Arlington will participate in the third annual Arlington Small Business Day, Saturday, Nov. 29. This year’s event will also be powered by the mobile shopping social network YOPP which was inspired by Arlington Small Business Day.
Small businesses participating in the event will post the sale, event or promotion they are holding for Arlington Small Business Day on YOPP so shoppers can find participating businesses on their mobile devices and take advantage of the promotions these businesses offer once a year. Shoppers that are looking for something specific this holiday season can also post what they are looking for on YOPP and other shoppers as well as small businesses on the app can help them find it. Shoppers can download YOPP in the Apple App Store.
YOPP will also be hosting Santa for Arlington Small Business Day on Nov. 29. Details of where Santa will be on Arlington Small Business Day will be released on the YOPP website www.yoppapp.com as well as www.facebook.com/shopyopp and www.twitter.com/yopp_app in mid-November. A special event called Shop Local with Hot Cocoa is also planned to showcase local home-based and online businesses.
The Clarendon Alliance will turn on the holiday lights in Clarendon Central Park and the Ballston BID will turn on the holiday lights on Wilson Boulevard outside the Ballston Common Mall in support of the small businesses participating in Arlington Small Business Day at dusk on Saturday, Nov. 29.