Small Business Saturday is a national movement begun in 2010 by American Express, on Nov. 30. Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday the idea is to promote business for the small brick and mortar businesses throughout the country.
Locally, the Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the observance of this special day. On Small Business Saturday, every customer who purchases from a participating small business will be entered to win a Chamber Gift Certificate. For every $20 spent the customer will receive one entry form and a chance to win a $250, $150 or $100 Chamber Gift Certificate. The small business selling the winning entry form will also receive a discount to their 2020 chamber dues of $100, $50 or $25.
All local chamber member merchants are eligible to participate in this program. The cost to participate is $20 with 100 percent of those funds going to purchase the gift certificates. The Chamber will finance all advertising for the event, which includes a list of all participating merchants.