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Small Business Focus: #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday

This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.

The Friday after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This year, we hope you #shopsmall all season long, especially on November 25, Small Business Saturday.

BizLaunch is making it easy for shoppers to find local businesses and get rewarded for shopping locally. With our recently released Business Directory and Open Rewards, BizLaunch simplifies finding local businesses and incentivizes you to #shopsmall. Through Open Rewards, we give shoppers 5% in cash back rewards when they upload their receipts in the app. There are over 1,000 local businesses currently on Open Rewards, with more added every day; you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list.

Let’s meet one of the businesses on Open Rewards today!

The Golden Fox Boutique, a woman-owned lifestyle boutique, is set to launch this month in Arlington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 15 at 4 p.m.

As the brainchild of a local Arlington resident, Paula Frishman, the Golden Fox Boutique offers a curated collection of elevated apparel, home decor, gifts and accessories for the entire family.

What sets The Golden Fox Boutique apart is its unwavering commitment to featuring woman-owned companies and products made in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia), aiming to support and promote local businesses.

To help her in her entrepreneurial journey, Frishman worked closely with BizLaunch for guidance and support in starting.

“BizLaunch helped me navigate the small business landscape, offered useful resources and is currently helping coordinate the boutique’s grand opening celebration, held November 15,” said Frishman.

Arlington was the obvious choice for The Golden Fox Boutique because Frishman and her husband reside in Arlington and saw an opportunity to fill a retail gap. “Especially when it comes to offering a high level of customer service and engagement,” says Frishman.

Frishman draws inspiration from friends who have successfully launched their boutiques, particularly Niki Kahle at Lemoncello Boutique. With a deep-rooted passion for offering quality products and exceptional service, The Golden Fox Boutique is committed to creating an elevated lifestyle and fashion destination that Arlington residents will cherish.

Come check out The Golden Fox Boutique at 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 430, or at

Don’t forget to #ShopSmall this holiday season, and on November 25, come out and support your favorite Arlington small businesses for Small Business Saturday.

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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

Submit your own Announcement here.

Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to

Christmas Tree Sales

2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Saturday, December 2

Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.

Sale Hours:

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