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Save the Dates: CNMI SBDC Network to Bring Christmas in July – A Tri-Island Celebration!


Monday, June 17, 2024

Save the Dates: CNMI SBDC Network to Bring Christmas in July – A Tri-Island Celebration!

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (SBDCN) is thrilled to announce “Christmas in July”- a unique midsummer campaign designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses year-round, not just during the holiday season. 

This campaign kicks off on the island of Tinian, followed by the island of Rota, and will conclude on the island of Saipan. Travel through the islands for three spectacular events aimed to spread the warmth of the holiday season and for our communities to remember to shop small and support local businesses. Patrons will explore the diverse and unique products crafted by our talented local community. Whether you’re looking for handmade gifts, delicious treats, or one-of-a-kind items, “Christmas in July” is the perfect opportunity to discover and support local artisans and small businesses in the CNMI. 

Event Dates and Locations:

  1. Tinian SBDC: July 12, 2024, at the NMC Tinian Campus
  2. Rota SBDC: July 19, 2024, at the Rota Roundhouse
  3. Saipan Lead Network Site: July 25, 2024, at the NMC As Terlaje Campus V.S. Sablan Vocational Training Center Parking Lot (V-Bldg)

All events will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM. The public is invited to join us at no-cost. 

What to Expect:

  1. Holiday Decorations: Each location will be transformed with festive decorations to capture the holiday spirit in the middle of summer.
  2. SBDC Client-Vendors Galore: Attendees can explore a variety of novelty, food, and drink vendors offering unique products and delicious treats. This is a fantastic opportunity for local small businesses to showcase their offerings and connect with potential customers.
  3. Holiday-Themed Performances: Enjoy live performances that will bring the magic of the holidays to life. From carolers to dance groups, the entertainment will be sure to delight audiences of all ages.
  4. Raffle Prizes: Don’t miss your chance to win exciting raffle prizes! Each event will feature raffles with prizes donated by local businesses, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

Benefits for Small Businesses:

  1. Early Market Insights: Small businesses can use this opportunity to gauge customer interest in their holiday products and services, allowing for better planning and inventory management.
  2. Community Engagement: This event provides a platform for businesses to engage with the community, build relationships, and increase their visibility.
  3. Sales Boost: With the holiday spirit in full swing, businesses can boost their midsummer sales and attract new customers.

“We’re thrilled to bring the magic of the holidays to the summer months and provide an opportunity for our small businesses to thrive,” said Nadine C. Deleon Guerrero, CNMI SBDC Network Director. “Christmas in July is not just about early holiday shopping; it’s about fostering a sense of community and supporting our local entrepreneurs.”
Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable celebration of community, commerce, and holiday cheer! For more information, please visit our website at or contact us at 670-237-6888 or via email at

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