Support Local This September in Ave Maria, FL!
Erica Fish, Ave Maria Development
Ave Maria’s business owners and their contributions have become vital assets to the town’s commercial and lifestyle successes, as a variety of people continue establishing their footprint in A Big Kind of Small Town.
In recognition of the investment small businesses contribute to their communities, Ave Maria’s more than 60 businesses have organized ‘Small Business September,’ a month-long event free and open to the public. The boutiques, eateries and services invite everyone to shop, dine, drink and explore in the Town Center, Park of Commerce and Publix Retail Shops, as various surprise events and promotions will be going on. The official Ave Maria, FL Facebook page [@AveMariaFlorida] has an event discussion for visitors to stay-in-the-know on incentive updates and additional fun.
Accomplished entrepreneurs who live in the location(s) they work, know what community members want, and by encouraging social networking, fun around town and further sense of belonging, there’s no better feeling than seeing the pay off. “Listening to what people want and catering special occasions, like Small Business September, to Ave residents and visitors gives people opportunity to explore new things – like meeting a stranger or just loving the simple comforts of life,” said Daneé Williams, owner of the women’s boutique, The Secret Ingredient. “We’ve been blessed with employees who contribute to the same goals we aim for, and I’m so grateful for their commitment to every customer. That justifiably is a large part of our successes in this town.”
It’s community support which keeps business owners committed to serving those that appreciate the friendliness, warmth and commonality they all possess.
“All Ave Maria businesses are proud to serve the areas that go beyond our town, because we want everyone to feel welcome when enjoying our services. It’s the future endeavors that make it count for us, and I’m happy we’ve contributed to countless smiles,” Williams said.
Save the Dates, Sales & More!
Ave Maria Religious Gifts
- Receive 20% OFF one item when shopping in-store. Please present store coupon featured in the 2023 Ave Maria Coupon Book for valid purchase redemption.
- Receive 20% OFF your purchase when donating items in-person to the store.
Cadenza Medical Clinic
- Speak with clinic staff in-person or (239) 799 – 1989 to learn about beauty and rejuvenation product sales.
- Visit Dr. Enad’s vlog for the latest scoop on healthy living, plus any upcoming events.
Hoja de Menta
- FREE shipping on all online orders.
- Available only in-store, $7.50 – $10.50 colorful beaded bracelets.
Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant
- Bingo Nights EVERY Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy raffles and drink specials during this fun occasion. For more information, please call (239) 658 – 5858.
Kibitz N’ Play
- Visit Ave Maria’s first indoor play space! Per-session rates start at $16.95, while a membership package begins at $90 per month, allowing unlimited play during business hours, with no appointment necessary.
Meltz Ice Cream Shop
- Sundaes Fundaes are EVERY weekend this September for sweet deals on menu favorites like the banana splits and milkshakes.
- College students will receive an automatic discount when student ID is presented at checkout, plus students can earn points towards a free ice cream if they’re Ave Maria University (AMU) student.
Mercato at Ave
- Milkshake Festival on Saturday, Sep. 9 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- While browsing the 15+ vendors in this indoor marketplace, be sure to ask what daily incentives they’re offering customers.
OASIS The Kitchen Lounge
- Magic & Illusionist Show on Thursday, Sep. 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oil Well Craft Beer
- BINGO Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 5
- Beer & Crypto from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 13
- Brew & Paint from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1
Olmi Medical Supply
- Shop tattoo, dental, surgical, med spa and medical student supplies and equipment all under one roof!
- Wheelchairs, shower supplies and other rentals are available in-store.
- Speak with their team in-person or (239) 658 – 5611 to learn about different sales incentives.
The Pub & Grill at Ave Maria
- $5 Thirsty Thursdays on sangrias, ciders, lagers and select appetizers after 5:00 p.m.
- Buy One-Get One Pizza every Monday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- Visit The Pub’s social media for live music performance details.
The Secret Ingredient
- Shop during 55+ and Fabulous Day every Monday. Anyone 55 and over will receive 10% OFF their favorite item.
- ‘Weekly Wednesday Sale’ from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for customers to receive 40% OFF the best sellers rack.
- Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the weekly ‘Thirsty Thursdays,’ when browsing the boutique.
Salon d’ Maria
- Present the Salon d’ Maria coupon from the 2023 Ave Maria Coupon Book and receive $5 OFF Women’s Base Color & Service, $5 OFF Women’s Cut & Style and $5 OFF Gel Manicure & Pedicure. $18 Men’s Haircuts are also valid with presenting of coupon.
- Ask salon staff about current offers on permanent makeup, threading, hair styling and aesthetic medicine.
Stella Rose Way
- Browse 40% OFF home decor and gift items every week at the Saturday Sidewalk Sale!
Way Out Toys & Games
- Pokémon Pack Wars is EVERY Tuesday. For entry admission and event details, please call (239) 671 – 9885.
- Double Star Wednesdays is EVERY week this month! Earn 2x loyalty stars for every $1 spent. Call (239) 671 – 9885 for more information.
- Saturday, Sep. 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. is ‘Kid’s Night Out’! Expect pizza, games, movies, ice cream and crafts. Please call the store to RSVP.
- Lorcana Trading Card Game & Tournament … Coming Soon!