Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. 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 Chesterfield.
Ruth Greco runs Take Note, a store in Chesterfield valley that specializes in custom stationary and personalized gifts, and said small businesses owners play an important role.
"I think that a lot of small businesses are local owners and it's important to support your local area," she said. "I think it keeps the money in the area. Whatever I make here goes back into the economy here."
Greco said she loves the opportunity to meet people and add her own personal touches to the shop. As part of Small Business Saturday, she'll be running special sales with free gifts and refreshments for customers.
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. You can find a list of participating Chesterfield stores by searching this database.
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.
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