Across the country, small businesses and consumers alike are getting excited to support their favorite independent businesses on Small Business Saturday, which takes place this year on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Now more than ever, consumers are recognizing the value of shopping locally and eating at independently-owned restaurants because of the worthiness, quality and uniqueness they add to their community.
Held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express as a response to small business owners’ most pressing need: getting more customers through their doors, rallying communities to support local businesses and helping kick off a successful holiday sales period.
“Small Business Saturday is a wonderful event that promotes community and shopping local. It encourages neighborhood and community relationships with retail therapy! What could be better?”
– Karrie Polinsky, Tickled Pink, Downtown Gig Harbor
Grassroots support for Small Business Saturday is largely driven by Neighborhood Champions, a program of advocates for Small Business Saturday. The Downtown Waterfront Alliance, the Neighborhood Champion for the downtown waterfront, assists the businesses in rallying the community to shop small on Small Business Saturday and all year round.
Gig Harbor Living Local will be publishing a Small Business Saturday two-page map in their November issue. The map will show the location and contact information of the downtown businesses, restaurants and shops that are offering specials and participating in Small Business Saturday.
Each year consumers have made it a tradition to share their Small Business Saturday experiences on social media. This year, consumers and small businesses across the nation are encouraged to show their love for their favorite independent businesses by using the #ShopSmall, #SmallBizSat and #SBSGH hashtags on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We look forward to seeing you out and about on November 25th and throughout the holiday season, having fun and supporting the local, independent and hard-working businesses of our beautiful Downtown Waterfront! Small Business Saturday and the entire holiday shopping season are great opportunities to take advantage of your Girls Night Out coupons.