FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Celebrate Local Prime Day!
(Baton Rouge, LA) Today, online retail giant, Amazon.com is declaring their own holiday to celebrate their 20th anniversary. According to the company, Prime Day will include thousands of short “Lighting Deals.” These featured bargains will change as often as every ten minutes. In addition there will be many different “Deals of the Day.” Amazon claims they are offering more sales on July 15 than on Black Friday…but only to their Prime members.
Several small businesses in Baton Rouge are using this “holiday” as an opportunity to remind the community about the importance and relevance that small businesses play.
Avant Tous Beauty Bar, a locally owned high end spa located in Magnolia Square in Central offers comprehensive services including lash extensions, aesthetics, massages, nail services, airbrush tans and professional makeup. “Over the past two years, we have been able to bring cutting edge technology and services typically only available in larger cities to Baton Rouge because of local support,” says Co-Owner Ellen Pino. “In support of our local community and our local businesses, Avant Tous is reducing prices on ALL services today including 50% of spray tans and $25 pedicures.”
According to the Small Business Administration, 64% of new jobs are created by small, local businesses. In addition, for approximately every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 is returned to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.
Another local favorite, Cupcake Couture is also joining in Local Prime Day by offering specials throughout the day on some of the most irresistible cupcakes in Baton Rouge. "Owning a bakery, specifically focused on cupcakes was a risky venture," said Owner Alli Sims Forstmann. "But because of local support, we are still here thriving and expanding. We've been able to hire more bakers and add custom cakes to our offerings."
Owner of Baton Rouge’s newest toy and candy store opening in August agrees. “Amazon may be cool and convenient, but it is not local. It will never who you are, remember to ask about your family and kids, or offer WOW moments through superior service and experiences. So today, swing in and support our local retailers” said Emily Guidroz.
Giggles, Avant Tous Beauty Bar and Cupcake Couture are female owned, local businesses. They are challenging other local businesses to join in Local Prime Day by offering specials and deals as a thank you to the community.
Top 5 Reasons to Support Local Retailers
- Economic impact
- Superior in-store experiences
- Expert/knowledgeable staff
- Ability to touch and feel products before buying
- Community support
Opening at The Settlement at Willow Grove in Baton Rouge, LA, Giggles is a specialty toy and candy store that offers unique, high quality gifts for babies, toddlers and tweens (and everything in between!) So much more than visiting a store, visiting Giggles is an experience for kids and kids at heart. Giggles is a proud member of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), a non-profit that is committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value. Love. Gift. Giggle.
Avant Tous Beauty Bar
Avant Tous Beauty Bar is a local, high end spa located in Magnolia Square in Central. They offer a comprehensive service line that includes Lash Extensions, Aesthetics, Massage, Nail Services, Airbrush Tans, and Professional Makeup.
At Cupcake Couture, we're not your average cupcake bakery. Our bakery and cafe offers a new twist on an old favorite. From decadent chocolates to light and moist lemon, raspberry and coconut flavors, our gourmet cupcakes are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face! Each and every cupcake is hand baked to perfection throughout the day. This makes sure you will get a fresh cupcake no matter when you decide to stop by. Our wide variety of beverages is sure to satisfy, whether it is milk, tea or coffee you choose to accompany your little delight.