City of Douglas Main Street has announced its participation in this year's Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 29, 2014. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2013, nearly 1,500 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country.
The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C., including President Obama who took his daughters shopping at a local bookstore.
Douglas Main Street recognizes the importance of supporting small business in Douglas, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. November 29 marks the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners' most pressing need: more customers. To date, more than 3.3 million Facebook users "liked" the Small Business Saturday page. Just last year, over 370 advocacy organizations, more than 160 corporations, and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. declared their support for Small Business Saturday. Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page.
-Submitted by City of Douglas Main Street