Small Business Saturday

small business saturday for slider 450x280The blue-and-white door mats are popping up at entrances of area stores getting ready for the fourth annual shopping promotion, part of a national campaign founded by American Express.

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the small businesses that are vital to the economy and invigorate neighborhoods in Montgomery County and across the country. It’s Small Business Saturday, and it’s happening this Saturday, November 30th.

Joe Pritchard of Pritchard Music Academy said he is “hoping the day will be a much bigger deal this year because it is getting a lot of traction.” The Mayor and City Council of Gaithersburg issued a Proclamation supporting Small Business Saturday and encouraging residents to support small business throughout the year.

 

Mayor Katz presenting the proclamation to Joe Pritchard, owner of Pritchard Music Academy and President of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership

Mayor Katz presenting the proclamation to Joe Pritchard, owner of Pritchard Music Academy and President of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership


 

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

American Express is offering free and easy-to-use tools to help for consumers to show their support. Click here for an easy to use tool to find out where to support local merchants and shop in your community by town or by specific merchant.

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American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day.

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