- Story highlights
* American Express ‘Shop Small’ program supports Yelm local businesses and elsewhere,
* Support small businesses in a big way – Let’s Shop Small®,
* Shopping local gives to our community in huge ways,
* Click here for the map of the American Express Small Business participants in Yelm.
“Small Business Saturday® is coming Nov. 30.”
“Founded in 2010 by American Express, this holiday shopping tradition celebrates the small businesses that help communities thrive. Save the date to Shop Small® and see our recommendations for you below.”
“For every $1 spent at a small business, an average of $0.67 stays in the community.”
“Officially recognized by Congress in 2011, Small Business Saturday joins Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Support from public officials in all 50 states has added to the effort,” quoting American Express. Read more
– “Local Spots to Shop on Small Business Saturday”
“The products, services, and locales of these mom-and-pop shops differ, but all take pride in providing outstanding customer service, maintaining relationships, and being part of their communities.
“According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), small businesses provide jobs for 58 million Americans. Local firms give back to their communities, create healthy neighborhoods, and offer residents more choices. Shoppers and retailers are building relationships within their communities, and Small Business Saturday is becoming a holiday tradition,” By Patricia Doherty, Departures Dispatch.
“The Yelm Chamber is celebrating Small Business Saturday with a raffle”
“To enter, shop at a local business on Saturday, Nov. 30 and bring your receipt into the Chamber office Dec. 2 through Dec. 5. You will be given one raffle ticket for every local small business you shop at,” by the City of Yelm. Read more
Blogger Klein became an American Express member first in 1977-1992, then again in 2002-today.