Celebrate Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

Northwest Indiana has some wonderful small businesses that dot the area. From unique restaurants to mom and pop shops that have been around for decades to the new businesses that stem from a good idea, there are some hard working people out there who put their hearts into these establishments.

Ideas in Motion Media is a small business. We were just a thought that tugged at Chris Mahlmann's heart until he decided to turn this thought into an action. And to those around us who have worked tirelessly to see that their work, ideas, services, products, and passion are continuing to serve and be shared with their communities: we relate to them and support them. In fact, we celebrate them!

Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2013. And below we have compiled specials, deals, sales, and events that many of the local small businesses will be having on that Saturday. Use what you see below to show your support and celebrate these small businesses and the people that make them go. Shop local on Small Business Saturday and remember, the only thing small about these businesses is their physical size.

Taking place on Small Business Saturday:

Air One Photography - Here's a great gift for photography buffs or anyone who appreciates the beauty of Northwest Indiana. Air One Photography will be offering their Northwest Indiana aerial photography book 50% off until they are gone. That means that they are only $20! There are less than 80 copies left. Air One will open on Saturdays now, from 9a-12p through December 21, 2013. Call them at 219-462-1182 to find out more!

21 North EyeCare – Look sharp this holiday season with glasses from 21 North EyeCare. They will be offering 30% off a complete pair of eyeglasses (frame and lenses) and 20% off Maui Jim sunglasses. Call 219-286-7007 to find out more!

Firehouse Subs - After a fun day of shopping stop at Firehouse Subs in Portage for a bite. Get a free medium drink with the purchase of a sub sandwich when you say, “I support small business owners!”  Call 219-405-5857 to find out more!

Lemon Tree Cafe and Third Coast Spice Cafe – Having a party? Get 10% off on catered events! Either pick up sandwich trays or parties at night at Third Coast Spice Cafe. No room Fee. Lemon Tree also will offer the 10% off catering. Give them a call at 219-926-8733 to find out more!

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens – Taltree Arboretum will be hosting their Holiday Lights event on November 30 4-7pm. The Holiday Lights event, held every Friday and Saturday from November 29 through December 21, is a winter celebration of solar power. Taltree’s prairie will come to life at night utilizing solar-powered LED lights and fiber optics. Call 219-462-0025 for more information. Read more!

Blackbird Cafe – Between november 29th and december 24th, you can get an extra 10% to every gift card purchase at Blackbird Cafe. They sell gift cards for any amount, so if you buy a $20 gift card, they will make it $22. buy a $100 gift card, and they will make it $110. For the foodies on your Christmas list and for anyone who loves a good meal, good coffee, and good company, head to Blackbird Cafe to get in on this great deal. Even better though is that on Small Business Saturday only, when you buy a gift card, you can get an additional 20% instead of 10%. For example: buy $20, get $24, buy $100, get $120. Call 219-548-2811 for more information.

Le Roc Salon and Body Bar – Pamper yourself or someone special on Small Business Saturday at Le Roc. There is a lot going on there that day. Only appointments booked on that day with be discounted, all new clients will get 20% off, customers can get up to 20% off on all products purchased, and when you buy a $100 gift card you'll receive an additional $20 gift card! Call 219-464-4762 to find out more!

Levin Tire Service Center – Go give your car some TLC at Levin Tire. Save $10 on any service. Click here to get the coupon! And while you're at Levin Tire, bring in an unwrapped gift to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Collection. All Levin Tire locations are participating drop off locations. Call 219-922-2134 to find out more! Click here to start saving!

Harbor Automotive Group, Inc. – Get your ride cleaned inside and out with the Harbor Automotive Group, on Saturday November 30 with their $59.99 Wash and Wax Special. You'll get your vehicle washed with their new finish-safe soap, a full coat of wax; the rims, ties, and wheel wells cleaned as well as dressed; the interior will get thoroughly vacuumed; and your windows will get washed inside and out. Offer valid at Harbor Buick GMC in Portage, IN. Call 219-405-5528 for more information.

Portage Parks Department – Get crafty on Small Business Saturday with the Portage Parks Department! They will be hosting their annual Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st from 9am to 3pm at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. There will be over 75 vendors. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Portage Food Bank. 219.762.1675 Read more...

Downtown La Porte - The 2013 La Porte Santa Parade comes downtown on November 30, 2013 starting at 12:00pm which officially starts the holiday season in La Porte with a slew of activities all season long. As the parade arrives, there will be a tree lighting ceremony featuring over 15 of La Porte High School’s Show Choir performing Christmas Carols. The parade arrives at Santa’s Village, which includes vendors, train rides, the Santa Parade Coloring Contest and face painting inside the Chamber building, free Small Business Saturday giveaways, and visits with Santa in his Chalet. Read more...

Extra Mile Fitness Company – Run in to Extra Mile Fitness on November 30 to get some great deals! There will also be complimentary cookies and hot chocolate to “sweeten” the deal. Call 219-309-3428 for more information.

Hines Plumbing, Inc. - Take care of your home before the bad weather really sets in this year with Hines Plumbing, Inc. On Small Business Saturday only, get 10% off a new water heater or 10% off any new faucet install. Don't forget about the 10% discount for seniors and single parents, too! Call 219-309-9726 to find out more!

Porter County Parks and Recreation -  Get in some great entertainment with the Porter County Parks and Recreation with their Winter Lights Festival. The Winter Lights displays will still be available for people to enjoy after Winter Lights Night, with a free drive through beginning on Thanksgiving Day from 5 to 9 p.m. It will then run every Friday through Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m. through New Year’s Day. Call 219-465-3586 for more information. Read more...

City of Crown Point - The Mayor’s Office of Special Events is announcing Santa is flying into Crown Point for a short parade this Saturday at 10am at The Pointe Plaza, 1900 N Main St. on the North End of the City. Follow Santa to the Courthouse for photos, don’t forget your cameras!! After you visit Santa don’t forget to stop in at The Winter Market scheduled for Saturday, November 30th at the Courthouse Ballroom located at 1 N Courthouse Square in Crown Point, In. The hours for the event will be from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Get some Holiday shopping done from some of your favorite Holiday Vendors and Courthouse Shops.

The Winter Market is a hometown event for attendees to shop for holiday crafts, buy custom gift baskets, jewelry, homemade items, baked goods, seasonal coffees, Christmas trees and so much more. For more please contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at (219) 662-3290.

Catherine's Bridal Boutique - For the bride-to-be, head to Catherine's Bridal Boutique on November 30 to get in on some great savings. Save 25% on any NEW, in stock, 2014 bridal gown sample or any in stock, Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Gown Sample; save 50% on all other in stock bridal gown samples; all discounted bridal gown samples will be only $99; save 15% on any special order bridal gown from Mori Lee, Alfred Angelo, or Mary's Bridal (excludes Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Gowns); and save 50% on any, in stock, special occasion, cocktail, or prom gown. Look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks. Store hours for Small Business Saturday are 10am-3pm. Call 219-462-7433 for more information.

Bargain Barn - Get some great shopping done at the Bargain Barn on Small Business Saturday! Use this article as a coupon and get $10.00 off any purchase of $25.00 or more by printing this article out and bringing it in to the Bargain Barn on November 30 or showing it to them from your phone! This offer includes Melissa and Doug toys which are 25% off and their HUGE Blowout section including tons of BOGOs! (the only items excluded in this offer are Opportunity Enterprises items) One coupon per customer. Sale is Saturday Nov. 30th 2013 only. Call 219-707-5636 for more information!

Martin Binder Jeweler - Support your local community during this year’s Small Business Saturday holiday. Visit Martin Binder Jeweler on Saturday, November 30th and receive a FREE Tissot special edition water bottle with any in-store purchase of a Tissot timepiece! We have other great promotions and giveaways all weekend long for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, so be sure to visit us in-store. Call 219-462-5931 for more information. Read more!