Remember small businesses on Saturday
Don’t forget about your fellow community members this holiday shopping season!
The biggest and perhaps the most widely publicized shopping day of the year is just winding down, but an equally important but perhaps not quite as heavily publicized shopping day will soon be upon us with “Small Business Saturday.”
Coined by American Express in 2010, the effort was made to support local businesses that make our communities strong, with the goal of helping to bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
“It’s important to support local small businesses not just Saturday, but year round,” comments local ACE Hardware owner Tim Haight. “I don’t think the average person realizes just how integral of a role small businesses play in supporting the local community, in more ways than just providing a respective service or product. From community groups to various causes and benefits, many small businesses donate considerably to give back to their community. When a community loses a small business for whatever reason, they are losing much more than just a name or store front. Small businesses rely on the community to support them as just as much as the community relies on their support.”