"Independent and locally-owned small businesses are critical to our local economy," said Nancy-jo Manney, executive director of the . "Small businesses bring prosperity to our community and create jobs for our families and neighbors."
Manney encourages area residents to make a special effort to shop local on November 26 for the second annual Small Business Saturday®. "It's a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year," according to founder American Express.
"When small businesses succeed, we all benefit," said Manney. Here’s how you can help.
- “Like” Small Business Saturday® on Facebook
- Post a shout-out for your favorite locally-owned shops and restaurants in the comment section following this article.
- Make a point to shop locally on November 26, all during the Holidays, and year round.
- Encourage those in your social networks to shop at small businesses on November 26.