Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, it falls on November 24th. Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and strengthen our community. Last year shoppers supported their neighborhood businesses like never before, continuing to embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. In 2015 95 million people went out to shop at small business. We hope to make this year bigger yet!
The Chamber of Commerce will be representing SBS in the Santa Parade, creating and handing out holiday coupon books for our small businesses, spreading the word through social media and SBS merchandise, and our holiday Canton Cash Cards are back
Small businesses are the roots of every community. Local businesses support the Canton community each and every day. When you shop locally you support the businesses that support the schools, the sports teams, the non-profits, the churches and the other businesses that make our community such a great place to live and work. Local businesses enhance the sustainability and build an even stronger and more vibrant Canton community.
Keep in mind, for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures; $43 when spent in a local national chain store. When you purchase online or out of town, nothing returns to our community.
What can you do? This Small Business Saturday, buy what you love from the businesses you love? Keep money in our community for better schools, road & sidewalk improvements, and cleaner parks. Anything you can do to give the small businesses the support they need to keep creating jobs, powering the economy and invigorating communities. Because that’s what makes SBS a success!
Canton offers something for everyone – grab a local latte while you shop for home & seasonal décor, women’s clothes & fashion accessories, body essentials, or antiques & primitives.