“First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now there is Small Business Saturday.” Support Ticonderoga Area businesses on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for the 8th Annual Small Business Saturday. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the nationwide initiative as the Neighborhood Champion via American Express in hopes to lend support and resources to area businesses. Small Business Saturday falls on Thanksgiving weekend; between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when most holiday shopping begins.
Small Business Saturday is the day we all shop small. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Created by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each and every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 25th. It’s the local community organizers, the small business owners, and the customers who make Small Business Saturday the busiest shopping day of the year for small businesses. Start getting involved now. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They’re the corner stores that create jobs. The retail shops and restaurants that help build our economy. And the mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, your neighborhood. The Shop Small Movement inspires people to shop with and support these small businesses, as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much.
“The Chamber and area Businesses have participated in this event over the last several years which have been very successful in benefiting the local economy. We are hoping to make this year bigger and better. Each of you has the power to make that happen. This day is also used as an occasion to recognize the importance of small businesses and their vital contributions to the economy, job creation, and local communities. Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity for community members to support Ticonderoga area businesses as well as giving small businesses an opportunity to take part in a nationwide effort. This movement while focused on only small businesses does correlates with the Chambers “Think Local” campaign with the tagline “Think Local! Shop! Spend! Support! Your Community – Your Future” This campaign encourages community members to spend their money locally in the Ticonderoga Area,” stated Matthew Courtright – Executive Director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
The following businesses have registered with the Chamber to offer specials and promotions as participants in the 2017 Small Business Saturday. To receive the promotions you must have the Small Business Saturday Specials & Promotions flyer available via the Chamber, participating businesses, at www.ticonderogany.com or mention Small Business Saturday!
2017 Small Business Saturday Participating Businesses/Organizations: Best Western/Burgoyne Grill, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Eddie’s Restaurant , First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, Gunnison’s Orchard & Bakery, Hidden Treasures , Hot Biscuit Diner, Keith’s Market, LaChute Books, Libby’s Bakery Café, Montcalm Liquor, Nancy Frasier Photography , Pampered Chef with Debbie Barber, Riley’s Wishes, Ticonderoga Arts Gallery, Sentinel Grille, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, The Country Florist & Gifts, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op, Ticonderoga Paint & Decorating, TiNY Wellness Center, Vanity Hair, Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Your Quilt Shoppe.
Get your Small Business Saturday Passport from participating businesses. If you complete your passport by making purchases/visiting 6 participating businesses you can then return your passport to the Chamber office by December 4th for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Be sure to write your name and phone number on your passport.
The Chamber encourages everyone to support Ticonderoga Area businesses all year long. For a Ticonderoga Area business directory, additional information on Small Business Saturday, a copy of the specials and promotions, Small Business Saturday Passport information, calendar of events, or area information visit www.ticonderogany.com, call 518-585-6619 or visit the Chambers facebook page.