Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is today—Saturday, Nov. 24. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in University City. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Local participating businesses include: To see a complete list of businesses, click here…
The program, on Nov. 26, aims to provide an alternative to the Black Friday shopping blitz at national chains.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Joe Scott
Monday, November 21, 2011
The second annual Small Business Saturday is two days after Thanksgiving, and seems to be gaining momentum with customers and locally owned businesses. The effort is a way to focus attention on small businesses and regain a portion of the shoppers who flock to big box and chain stores on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “I think there’s a backlash against some of the big corporations and more people are shopping at locally owned businesses,” said Jeff Weintraub, owner of The Silver Lady, with stores on the University City Loop and in the Central West End. There are some great deals at small businesses, especially on Small Business Saturday, Weintraub said. What's the deal? American Express and Patch are partnering to offer a deal to …