NEW CASTLE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer “The Small Business Open,” a program to help market small businesses during the BMW Championship held at the Wilmington Country Club. The national event is expected to draw thousands to New Castle County and the region over the weekend.
“We really want to capitalize on the opportunity to showcase the hundreds of small businesses to our thousands of out-of-town guests the weekend of August 18-21,” said County Executive Meyer. County Executive Meyer released this video to explain the program and encourage participants. CLICK HERE to download the video.
In order to help promote our local small businesses, New Castle County, the City of Wilmington, and the State Division of Small Business in partnership with the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitor Bureau are hosting the following programs:
Small Business Discount Program & Digital Map Participating small businesses physically located in nearby neighborhoods to the tournament (Wilmington Country Club) can offer discounts for those guests who present a tournament ticket. We will provide a printable logo and social media logo to indicate that business will offer some kind of special deal. The map will be promoted via QR code at the tournament and will list participating businesses and neighborhoods. Click here to register.
Small Business Night Market For those businesses who do not have a storefront or are located farther away from Wilmington, there will be a market space located behind Frawley Stadium at the Riverfront, for our small businesses to sell their products along with food trucks and entertainment. The Night Market dates are August 19th and 20th from 7pm to 10pm. There is a small fee to register for a table. Click here to register.
For questions, contact Charuni Patibanda, Economic Development Director, at Charuni.Patibanda@newcastlede.gov or 302-395-5969.