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Small Business Saturday - November 30

by jpauly

Shop local in the Niagara River Region

Tue, Nov 19th 2013 12:00 pm

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce (NRRCC) has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" in hopes of making the date the biggest shopping day of the year to buy local in the Niagara River Region.  Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Founded by American Express in 2010, the day was created to support the success of small businesses by driving people everywhere to get out and Shop Small in their neighborhood.

The Chamber has encouraged members to assist in building enthusiasm for the day by educating customers about the importance of supporting local, small businesses when shopping this holiday season.   Many members have downloaded the marketing material from the Shop Small website (www.shopsmall.com).  The NRRCC has also been fortunate to receive welcome mats, shopping bags, pens, decals, balloons and more as a recognized distributor of material to promote the day.   Social Media has also been a great way to showcase the day with easy to recognize tags such as:  #shopsmall, #nov30 and #smallbizsat.

Many retailers have created special promotions within their business for the day, which can be found on the Chamber website at www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.  "The Shop Small movement is a great way for our small, locally owned businesses to get creative and give shoppers a reason to spend with them. American Express has created a great national campaign to encourage people to shop on November 30th and provides an easy way for businesses to market themselves with resources and material online at www.ShopSmall.com.   The Niagara River Region is the perfect place for people to experience how small businesses create unique and thriving communities", Jennifer Pauly, President of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.

Additional photos of the Chamber distributing Welcome Mats and material to our members are available to view on our Chamber Facebook page at www.facebook.com/niagarariverregion and also on www.twitter.com/niagarachamber

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