Small Business Saturday was started on November 27, 2010 by American Express to encourage people to go out, #shopsmall and support those ‘mom and pop’ shops. With political backing, American Express grew this day by providing free personalized ads for those participating businesses; ads which appeared millions of times across the web and helped to grow the day so that in 2012, 73.9 million people went out to shop on Small Business Saturday. In 2013, larger community oriented organizations got involved with the day and owned the title of neighborhood champion to rally local support for their small businesses. This increased shopper support to a whopping total of $14.3 BILLION spent on that one day!
This year, Small Business Saturday will be on November 28th and the North Country Chamber of Commerce has taken on the title of neighborhood champion for its second year in a row. Close to 40 local businesses have signed up and are offering some amazing deals to all shoppers that day, so we highly encourage you to start making your holiday shopping list now!
Listen for those ads, look for the Small Business Saturday posters (shown above) in the windows of participating stores and check out northcountrychamber.com/sbs to see the great deals your local businesses are offering. A few of my favorites are:
Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
285 Tom Miller Rd #100, Plattsburgh, NY
20% off all clothing, socks, hats, gloves and outerwear, 10% off all footwear, take an additional 10% off all red tag items!*Some exclusions may apply, see store for details.
North Country Creamery
931 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville, NY
$1 each cheese, $2 off each Cow-Stamped Crust apple pie order placed on 11/28/15 (limited number for sale that day, more can be ordered and picked up later!)
The Kayak Shack
498 Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY
20% off all in stock Kayaks & Stand Up Paddleboards. 25% all Paddles. 20% off all Auto Racks, In stock Ski, Bike and Boat carriers and Cargo Boxes!
Hobie's Sports Den
68 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh, NY
1/2 appetizers and $3 off Large specialty pizzas.
And that is not even half of them! So get out on November 28th and #shopsmall! You won’t regret it!