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Small Business Saturday Commercial In Production

on September 21, 2017 - 4:53pm

Kate O'Donnell of the Reel Deal Movie Theater, left, and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8 film today at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square to promote Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo

Filming is underway for a commerical to promote Small Business Saturday. Courtesy Photo



Production is underway on a local commercial promoting the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday in Los Alamos. Filming started today at several of the retailers who have already signed up to be involved in the popular activity which encourages consumers to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Jean Gindreau of PAC-8 and Kate O’Donnell of Real Deal Advertising started early Thursday with their camera at Rose Chocolatier, filming actresses, locals and shop owner Marguerite McClay. Filming was scheduled to take place during the day at Pet Pangaea, Boomerang, Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, and CB Fox. Metzger’s Do-it- Best Hardware is among the businesses on the production schedule for next week.

The commercial will air at the Real Deal theater in late October and November when the holiday block buster movies are scheduled for release.

Businesses can still sign up to be part of Small Business Saturday. The Small Business Saturday Committee needs businesses to sign up early this year because a scavenger hunt app game will include every single business that signs up. It’s free to sign up to participate and gives the business substantial promotion. Additional opportunities to leverage participation with optional additional advertising will be available.

To sign up call Ufemia Bernal-Rios at 505.661.4816 or email

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.