Instead of ordering online or doing one stop shopping at the nearest big box store, shop at small, locally owned businesses.
In fact, the National Retail Federation anticipates roughly 116 million people will head to the stores to take advantage of deals and begin their holiday shopping.
American Express created Small Business Saturday to dedicate retailers that many call the backbone of the community.
American Express said that since 2010, estimated sales are $103 billion.More news: New Zealand v England: Daryl Mitchell confirmed for Black Caps test debut
Seminole Heights' "Shop Hop" on Small Business Saturday entices customers with prizes when you hit up at least six small businesses. "Small business is the largest economic driver in the nation", Henry said. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.
Without these local, independent businesses, those whom they employ, just as we who live in Carteret County and other counties where local, independent businesses exist and thrive, would be the poorer.
The Friendly Fermenter will offer 10% off gift certificates and merchandise.
Wessley says almost 200 businesses will be participating.More news: Hyderabad vet murder: Telangana Home Minister blames victim for not calling ‘100’
Small businesses play a huge role in the community, King said, and often sponsor a baseball team, donate food for an event, contribute for an auction or raffle. "You never know exactly what someone is looking for and we have a little bit of everything so there's something for everyone here". Shop small all day, and come visit the #downtownferndale Welcome Station from 11a-2p at Rust Belt Market for free swag and a $5 bill from Level One Bank to get your shopping off to the right start. The business will also offer garland at pre-cut lengths, which is new this year, and taking orders for custom garland lengths.
Why support our local merchants?
Jeslyn Stiles who is the director of marketing for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance said it is a day to celebrate small businesses and to support them. Just want to enjoy a pleasant day of shopping?
"It's important to support your small businesses because they give back so much to the community".More news: The Only Amazon Black Friday Deals Worth Buying in 2019