LBCC Small Business Development Center is partnering with downtown associations in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon to promote this year’s Small Business Saturday Shop Small event November 25.
Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses and help communities thrive.
Charlie Mitchell, LBCC SBDC director, is excited about the event. “Our job is to help small businesses succeed. What better way than to encourage consumers to shop at their local small business this holiday shopping season?”
Special events and sales will be offered in each participating downtown throughout November and December encouraging shoppers to remember their hometown businesses. Events are listed on each downtown’s association website and Facebook page.
“Let’s head to our historic downtown's to shop this season and support the hearts and souls of our communities,” said Mitchell.
In 2016, an estimated 112 million Americans shopped at small businesses and independent restaurants on Small Business Saturday, spending about $15.4 billion, or about one-third of American buying at small businesses, infusing cash into local economies.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is the cornerstone of American Express Shop Small efforts, a year-round campaign to celebrate and support small businesses every day.