Support Small CWV


The City of Charleston, Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Charleston Main Streets have come together to support small businesses this holiday season. 


This year, Small Business Saturdays will take place starting November 14. Each Saturday will focus on a different business district in Charleston. 

  • November 14 - Kanawha City
  • November 21 - Bridge Road/South Hills
  • November 28 - Citywide for National Small Business Saturday
  • December 5 - East End
  • December 12 - West Side
  • December 19 - Downtown


Window Decorating Contest

The Charleston Area Alliance's annual holiday window decorating contest will be expanded this year to the entire City of Charleston. Registration is now closed. Windows must be decorated by November 21. 

Voting for the best window decorating will take place on the Charleston Area Alliance Facebook page starting November 21.


Charleston Main Streets will work with local businesses to create a fun holiday gifting guide! Businesses can submit unique items they would like to highlight as part of the Social Media Gifting Guide. Only one submission per business, please. Submit your Gifting Guide items at


For those that spend locally this holiday season, consumers can take part in a social media contest and win cash prizes. Customers are encouraged to save their receipts when shopping and dining locally beginning October 14. The contest rules will be announced at a later date. 


The Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau will also highlight Charleston businesses in their "Charleston Needs" storytelling series. This series will showcase the importance of small businesses on our economy and to our vibrant city. To submit a business to be featured, nominate at


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