In West Hollywood, Small Business Saturday will Co-Star Elisabeth Rohm

Elisabeth Rohm. Photo by Kimberly Metz

Elisabeth Rohm. Photo by Kimberly Metz

As of Tuesday, November 26, 2019

After Black Friday, a lot of towns across the country will participate in Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to local, independent businesses.

In West Hollywood, Calif., shops participating in Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, will devote a portion of the day’s sales to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Culinary Arts Program, which trains LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness, along with low-income LGBTQ seniors, for food and hospitality jobs.

Comedians, actors and local newscasters will make appearances at West Hollywood’s Small Business Saturday. One of those scheduled to make an appearance is Elisabeth Rohm, who acted in series such as Law & Order, Jane the Virgin and 2013 film American Hustle. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, she’ll be spending time at a pop-up for athletic wear line Respect Your Universe/RYU, which she is a co-owner. She said that Small Business Saturday will give purpose to the day’s shopping.

“We’re taking seriously the name of our company,” Rohm said. “We take respect seriously at RYU, and want to build a tribe around that.” The RYU shop will be located at the Ysabel restaurant in 945 Fairfax Ave. in West Hollywood.