How To Shop Local And Give Back To Nashville On Small Business Saturday

Nashville Independent Business Alliance's Indie Nash Giving event offers a way to give back to the community on Small Business Saturday.

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BY COLLIN CZARNECKI | PHOTO @CASTILLEJANASHVILLE

PUT NASHVILLE VIBES IN YOUR FEED. FOLLOW NOBLE.

If you don’t see us this Friday it’s probably because we’ll be hiding from the corporate craziness of Black Friday.

After the dust settles, we’ll be re-emerging this weekend for Small Business Saturday and the Nashville Independent Business Alliance’s Indie Nash Giving event.

The grassroots nonprofit is teaming up with more than 30 independent businesses on Small Business Saturday to give back to the Nashville community. Local businesses will be giving a portion of their profits to charities like Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Conexion Americas, Planned Parenthood, Oasis Center, Tiny But Mighty Fund, The Land Trust for TN and dozens of others.

From local restaurants like Fido and Two Ten Jack, to shops like Castilleja and Batch Nashville, participating independent businesses as well as shoppers will be making a collective impact throughout the day.

“Since we represent over 100 small businesses (with the products we carry) we’re happy to participate in ING,” Sam Davidson, CEO of Batch Nashville told NOBLE. “This lets us (and all our vendors) and our customers support a great cause during this time of year. In essence, it’s easy and oh so meaningful.”

Since it launched in 2015, Nashville Independent Business Alliance has been busy creating the IndieNash movement through community events, social media and growing its membership. The nonprofit now has close to 100 members and continues to grow.

Nashville Independent Business Alliance is working to ensure that Nashville’s small business foundation is strong and sturdy for decades to come through community engagement and education, said Founder and Director Telisha Arguelles Cobb.

“IndieNASHgiving offers our organization the opportunity to highlight the many ways our independent businesses are meeting needs in our community,” Cobb told NOBLE. “Many are giving back as individual businesses all year long, but by working in collaboration to give back on Small Business Saturday we can begin to measure and highlight their collective impact. It also allows our entire community to see that our choices matter. Each day we have the ability to use our dollars and our actions to cast a vote for the Nashville we want to call home. IndieNASHgiving shows our power as a collective.”

Particpating local businesses can be found below, but for more information on how to get involved, check out Indie Nash Giving or indienash.org.

AshBlue | The Land Trust for TN
Batch Nashville | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
The Beveled Edge | Project Redesign
The Blowout Co. of Nashville | Strick’s Gift
Bongo Java | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Bongo East | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Cadeau Nashville | Planned Parenthood
Castilleja | Conexion Americas
Colts Chocolates | The Elephant Sanctuary of Middle TN
DCXV | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Fenwick’s 300 | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Fido | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Grins Vegetarian Cafe | Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
Halcyon Bike Shop | Oasis Center
Hester & Cook | Wonderful Life Foundation
High Note Gifts | Napier Elementary Enhancement Option
Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles | Oasis Center
Levy’s Clothier for Men & Women | Room in the Inn
Little Gourmand | Monroe Harding, Inc
m.florita jewelry | Natural Resources Defense Council
Nisolo | Nashville Rescue Mission
Otaku Ramen | Conexion Americas
Parnassus Books | Nashville Adult Literary Council + Conexion Americas
Restorative Strength | Nashville Humane Society + Nashville Symphony
The Paper Place- Nashville | Book’em
The Trunk Nashville | Tiny But Mighty Fund
Two Ten Jack | Martha O’Bryan Center
Wilder | Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School
The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills | Monro Carrell Jr’s Children Hospital
Woo Skincare and Cosmetics Nashville | The Women’s Fund
Yeast Nashville | East C.A.N

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Collin is a storyteller, journalist, creative and the founder of Noble. Prior to founding Noble, he was a reporter for The Tennessean and editor for a hyper-local publication with Patch.com. His work has been featured on media outlets such as USA Today, Huffington Post and AOL On.