Press Release

Local Officials Promote Small Business Saturday Share

Nov 15, 2017  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

On the Saturday following Black Friday, November 25th, Grant County will join thousands of other counties, cities, towns, and businesses around the nation to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

On the Sat­ur­day fol­low­ing Black Fri­day, Novem­ber 25th, Grant Coun­ty will join thou­sands of oth­er coun­ties, cities, towns, and busi­ness­es around the nation to cel­e­brate Small Busi­ness Saturday.

Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day is a nation-wide event ded­i­cat­ed to sup­port­ing local busi­ness­es; it was found­ed sev­en years ago by Amer­i­can Express in response to a press­ing need: local busi­ness­es need more cus­tomers. Novem­ber 25th will mark the 8th annu­al Small Busi­ness Saturday.

Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for Grant Coun­ty com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to come togeth­er and col­lec­tive­ly cel­e­brate, pro­mote, and sup­port the local busi­ness­es that make our com­mu­ni­ty great.

All indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day. Whether a small busi­ness own­er, a local pro­fes­sion­al, or an active com­mu­ni­ty mem­ber, there are a vari­ety of ways to get involved: Small busi­ness­es can open their busi­ness­es on Novem­ber 25th and offer spe­cial deals; oth­er orga­ni­za­tions or busi­ness­es can pro­mote Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day with avail­able phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als; and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers can shop local­ly at their favorite Grant Coun­ty busi­ness­es on Novem­ber 25th.

Mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als are avail­able to all indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day. These mate­ri­als include shop­ping bags, posters, flags, rugs, fly­ers, stick­ers, pins, pens and more. Con­tact the part­ners list­ed below if inter­est­ed in receiv­ing these mar­ket­ing materials.

The Grant Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Growth Coun­cil and the Chron­i­cle Tri­bune will be spon­sor­ing Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day, serv­ing as Neigh­bor­hood Cham­pi­ons”; they will be pro­mot­ing the event along­side local orga­ni­za­tions Mar­i­on-Grant Coun­ty Cham­ber of Com­merce, Gas City Area Cham­ber of Com­merce, Upland Cham­ber of Com­merce, the City of Mar­i­on, the City of Gas City, the City of Jones­boro, Main Street Mar­i­on, Gas City Main Street, Main Street Fair­mount, Our Town Upland, and Mar­i­on Pub­lic Library.

More infor­ma­tion can be found at: www​.shops​mall​.com

To learn more about par­tic­i­pat­ing in Small Busi­ness Sat­ur­day: Mikay­la Marazzi : 7656182786; mmarazzi@​grantcounty.​com Stan Howard: 7656712230; SHoward@​Chronicle-​Tribune.​com

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