Celebrate Valentine’s Day Locally

#I❤️SmallBusiness on Columbia Pike

We want to give extra love to Columbia Pike’s small businesses in the spirit of Valentine’s Day! Small businesses are an important part of what makes Columbia Pike unique. We invite you to join our #I❤️SmallBusiness campaign. Below we share simple ways to show love and appreciation for our local shops this month.

  • Shop local in Columbia Pike and earn cash rewards with Open Rewards app
  • Follow your favorite business(es) on social media and share their content
  • Recommend them to your friends and family
  • Visit their webpage and order online when available
  • Leave a positive review
  • Sign up for their newsletters
  • Buy gift cards or gift certificates for your loved ones

Check out our Columbia Pike minority-owned business lists and stay tuned on our social media channels @columbiapikeva as we bring you 7 Days of Valentines: Small Business Edition.

Local Business Valentine’s Specials

Shop Local and Save Money with Open Rewards

With the Open Rewards program, Arlington residents and shoppers can support small businesses while saving money this holiday season. This customer rewards program, launched as a partnership between Arlington Economic Development (AED)’s BizLaunch and technology company BluDot, encourages shoppers to earn cash-back rewards while spending at local small businesses. Each transaction at a participating Arlington business earns 5% in rewards, which can then be used to support more small businesses.

There is no cost for businesses or consumers to participate in Open Rewards, and Arlington local businesses in the personal service, restaurant and retail sectors are automatically enrolled. Other small businesses that would like to be added to the program can do so by visiting BluDot’s website .

Consumers can enroll in the program by downloading BluDot’s Open Rewards app to their smartphone and add payment cards to their accounts or upload receipts from small business merchants.