Celebrate Small Business Saturday with local businesses
HOUGHTON, MI – The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with many in the local business community, has announced it will promote local shopping specials and give away free donuts and refreshments on Small Business Saturday. The event will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 27 this year.
In 2010, to support local shops that make our communities strong. American Express launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to local businesses. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the campaign again this year, and it’s important for people to know that no matter how you get involved, every little bit makes a big difference.” Tara Arens said, Chamber Manager at the KCOC.
Local businesses will be holding merchandise sales and specials, and shoppers can start their day with complimentary refreshments, donuts, a free coupon booklet of local savings at the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Shop Small Welcome Station. This Welcome Station will be located at the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce in Houghton and open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Small Business Saturday.
The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce will follow all CDC Guidelines, local health department recommendations, and a capacity limit at the Welcome Station. “Small Business Saturday is about bringing awareness to the importance of locally-owned businesses,” Arens said. “These businesses are essential to our local community, and they are worth supporting, and small purchases can make a big difference.”
To further incentivize local shopping, Arens indicated that individuals coming to the Welcome Station at the Chamber Office will be entered into a drawing for a Keweenaw Cash gift certificate for $100. Keweenaw Cash is a gift certificate program produced through the Chamber to support its members and local shopping.
To learn more about the importance of small businesses and get details on this year’s Small Business Saturday event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce at 906-482-5240.