Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Brecksville.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
Check out the Small Business Saturday website or our business directory to find a full list of local shops and restaurants you can visit this weekend. Here are a few highlighted on the Small Business site:
- Paul Duda Gallery
- Brecksville Fine Jewelers
- Maryann's Homemade Candies
- The Framer's Gallery
- Crochet Innovations
- Bookman and Son Fine Jewelers
- Finesse Jewelers
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
Updated, 3:25 p.m.
Rachel A. Torchia, a member of the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce and president of Gateway Title, said in an email that she’s an advocate of shopping local and encourages people to “shop Brecksville first.” There’s not a lot of retail in town, she said, but there are a lot of businesses that provide services, like doctors, insurance companies, real estate agencies and salons and spas.
“I appreciate it when local residents use my real estate title agency—many times they tell me that they did it because they believe in supporting local small businesses,” she wrote.
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