About Us


City Stimulus, launched in December 2008, is the first city-wide event focused on stimulating the retail and restaurant businesses.

Our goal with City Stimulus™ is to maintain this community for generations to come, to build awareness, and to reward loyalty.

We work with individuals who donate their time and services for the greater good of our local economy. Many are small business owners themselves who believe in better, not bigger, choices. This network of professionals, as well as the small businesses involved in our events make City Stimulus. We encourage you to check them out in gratitude.

Our Team

Shannon Kelly, Producer

shannon kelly-2 Shannon Kelly had a dream to stimulate her favorite local establishments in November 2008 amid the doom and gloom of economic disaster. Within days & with the help of her friends, City Stimulus™ launched its first event in December 2008.

In addition to developing City Stimulus, Shannon owns In Your Head creative development consultancy. In Your Head provides cohesive brand strategies that help organizations build closer and more profitable relationships with their customers via marketing, merchandising and trend research for retail, food/beverage and lifestyle industries. Follow Shannon on Twitter.

Michelle Eggers, Graphic & Web Design

Michelle Eggers has championed City Stimulus™ since day one and gave this event visual life. Please visit Fried Eggers for more information about her CSS, web & graphic design services.

& support from…
The Stranger, Virginia Bunker, Lalo Creme, Nonie Creme, Seth Eisner, Quentin Ertel, Kim Ricketts, Annie Sparrow & Paul Williams.

Previous Events

Summer City Stimulus™ : July 12th – 18th, 2009
100+ businesses offering including: A Mano, Anchovies & Olives, Babeland, Bass Art Gallery, Belle Fleur Lingerie, Birgitta, Blackbird, Blue Bottle Art Gallery & Store, Boat Street Cafe, Butch Blum, Caffe Vita, Camelion Design, Capers Home, Captain Blacks, Carmilia’s, Clementine, Cloverhouse, Clutch, Coastal, Dinette, Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Décor, Edie’s, Ella Mon, Essenza, Etta’s Seafood, Eurostyle Your Life,  Fancy, {far 4}, Fremont Jewelry Design, 4 Your Eyes Only, GEMS Sneakership, Goods, Havana, Healeo, Hermitage, Homegrown, Hotwire, How to Cook a Wolf, Impulse, Inform Interiors, Jackstraw, Jaywalk, Juniper, Kimberly Baker Jewelry, King’s Hardware, Kuhlman, Lambs Ear, Lark, Les Amis, Liave, Licorous, Linda’s Tavern, Lit Shades, Lola, Merge, Oddfellows Cafe + Bar, Palace Kitchen, Paper Delights, Piano Nobile, Pulp Lab, Retail Therapy, Rue de Lyon, Schmancy, Serious Pie, Smith, Snowboard Connection, The Saint, Tavolata, The Finerie, The War Room, Totokaelo, Union, Urban Beast, Urban Wine Café, Velocity Art & Design, Veridis Clothier, Via Tribunali, Volunteer Park Cafe, World Spice Merchants, ‘Zaw + more.


city-poster-finalCelebrate Our City- Holiday City Stimulus™ : December 4th – 7th, 2008
50+ businesses offering exclusive discounts just for shopping local. Participants included: 611 supreme, A Mano, Babeland, Baby & Co., Bailey Coyshopping local. Participants included: 611 supreme, A Mano, Babeland, Baby & Co., Bailey Coy Books, Belltown Bistro, Blue Bottle, Boat Street Café, Café Presse, Café Vita, Clover House, Clutch, Cermant, Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Dinette, Encanto Barcelona, Fancy, Fini, Fish Fry, Foxmaid, Goods, Havana, Jackstraw Filaments, Kuhlman, Le Pichet, Matt’s in the Market, Moe Bar, Nancy, Palace Kitchen, Pike & Western, Polite Society, Poppy, PulpLab, R Place, REDdrawers, Restaurant Zoe, Retail Therapy, Retrofit Home, Snowboard Connection, Sonic Boom, Square Room, Suite 410, Sway & Cake, The Saint, The War Room, Tottini, Tulip, Urban Beast, Velocity Art and Design, Veridis, Via Tribunali, Wildrose, World Spice Merchants, Zaw Pizza.