Small Business Saturday celebrates and helps you discover small businesses in your community. Big box stores have Black Friday, your locally-owned and operated small businesses have Small Business Saturday (November 24, 2018). You're shopping small every time you pick up a latte at the corner coffee shop, grab lunch at a local café, buy a new bag at the neighborhood boutique, or catch a show at the town theater. You're supporting the small businesses that make your community vibrant and unique.
There are actually three ways that you can JOIN THE MOVEMENT:
1) Take the Pledge to Shop Small - For the second year we are asking the community to take the pledge to Shop Small this holiday season! Head to our Facebook page and click on our profile picture to view the Shop Small Badge. Then, change your profile picture to show that you've taken the pledge to Shop Small and support our local economy!
2) Shop on Small Business Saturday! - CLICK HERE to view the list of participating businesses and their corresponding deals. Free gifts with purchases, buy 2 get 1 free gift certificates, free gift wrapping are just a few of the great things that our local businesses are offering! Businesses without a storefront will set up a pop-up shop in the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen), where there will be story hour and crafts for kids, a welcome station for shoppers, and more.
3) 30 Days of Shopping Small - The benefits don't end at closing time on November 24th! The following month shoppers will have the chance to continue their holiday shopping. Pick up a 30 Days of Shopping Small Passport at any participating business and enjoy even more great holiday shopping deals!