In 2015, a record 95 million shoppers rallied around their communities to support local businesses and shop locally during Small Business Saturday. Across the nation, customers spent $16.2 billion at small businesses, supporting their neighbors, friends, and entrepreneurs.
As one of the Neighborhood Champions in the Spokane area, Greater Spokane Incorporated is encouraging local businesses to participate in the event and inspiring people to get out and shop locally, Saturday, Nov. 26. A citywide proclamation from Spokane Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council, in support of Small Business Saturday, will take place Monday, Nov. 21.
By visiting ShopSmallSpokane.com, shoppers can see which stores are participating in this year’s event. Many of our businesses have special deals on Saturday, adding to the already great benefit of shopping locally. STCU has six more reasons to shop locally on their website.
If you own a small business, by visiting ShopSmallSpokane.com you can register with us and get on the map for the Spokane region. You can also receive a set of Small Business Saturday swag for your storefront to promote your participation by contacting GSI, or visiting any Numerica Credit Union branch. The more businesses with signage, the more aware your customers will be!
Let’s rally around small businesses in a big way by participating in Small Business Saturday, and make this the biggest day of the year for our local stores.