Small Business Saturday

November 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

More Than 164 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 164.6 million consumers are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a study by The National Retail Federation (NRF) released Nov. 16. The numbers include those planning to shop on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday. While the survey indicates millions will shop each day, Black Friday will […]

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November 24, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots & Have A Lot to Be Thankful For

In the words of Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” We give back because it teaches us find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good. No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

137.4 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 137.4 million consumers are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a study by The National Retail Federation. These numbers, which cover Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Sunday, are up 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million people from last year. “Black Friday remains one of the busiest shopping days of the […]

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November 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Small Business Saturday in Maryland (PHOTO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation announcing November 28, 2015 as Small Business Saturday statewide. According to a news release, Hogan urges Maryland residents to join the nationwide effort and  support small businesses this holiday season by shopping local. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and our administration is committed to supporting them as we […]

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November 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

Celebrate Shop Small With Small Business Saturday (VIDEO)

Thanksgiving and shopping seem to go together. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside to patronize small businesses in our community. 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, an […]

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December 1, 2014 | Staff Writer

Local Shoppers Surprised with Gift Cards for Supporting Small Businesses

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce distributed $500 in American Express gift cards to Gaithersburg and  Germantown residents o Shop Small® Business Saturday, Nov. 29. Donned with small business pins, balloons, go shop small stickers and gift cards, GGCC Director of Events of Marketing Laura Rowles headed out and visited nine local chamber businesses. There she provided […]

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November 24, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. The kickoff for Small Business Saturday begins today in Silver Spring. 2. A fire in Montgomery Village over the weekend caused an estimated $800,000 in damage and displaced 13 residents. 3. Three people died in a single vehicle collision early Sunday morning […]

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November 23, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Shop Small Campaign Launches in Silver Spring on Monday

The Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, is encouraging Americans across the country to shop small on November 29th as part of Small Business Saturday, a day that is dedicated to supporting the small businesses that anchor local communities and strengthen the economy. As a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, […]

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November 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

Small Business Saturday

The 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 […]

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