Thanksgiving is just around the corner as is Small Business Saturday, the day after what is known as 'Black Friday' shopping.
Patch is celebrating Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 this year, by helping promote the day that asks everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Ellen Cavanagh, reinforced the fact that Small Business Saturday is integral to the health of the local economy.
"But remembering and wanting to shop in town all year long is what builds and sustains a local economy from the bottom out," said Cavanagh. "These are our neighbors and friends year-round and fulltime. These local businesspeople support our tax base, fund-raising efforts, charities, and schools."
Cavanagh went on to say that the Clinton Chamber of Commerce shares this philosophy and that message whenever the time is right.
"And if there are goods and services you can’t find, call the chamber of commerce. We will do our best to refer you to a local resource," she said.
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 Clinton.
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.
Use the following link to see what businesses in your area are having special Small Business Saturday promotions or sales.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally-owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.