Each November, communities around the nation highlight the importance of shopping local through Small Business Saturday. This month we featuring Small Business Saturday to share what exciting things we have planned for Saturday, November 24th and why it’s important to #ShopSmall.
What is Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday was started by American Express back in 2010. It was originally designed to help local organizations thrive during the busiest time of the shopping year, but has since transformed into an eventful time of year for shoppers to come together and experience all that their small businesses have to offer.
Hutchinson adds unique twists to it’s Small Business Saturday by offering shoppers opportunities to win big when they shop small. Visit our welcome station on Washington Street from 10am-12pm. At 10:10 am we are going to drop hundreds of ping pong balls on Washington Street – each ping pong ball is your ticket to a discount, coupon, or gift card at a local business.
Stop into various local retail locations for the chance to be treated with a “Shop Small” tote, or get a surprise visit from one of the Chamber’s Red Clad Elves. You can also be a winner just by finding the perfect gift for your loved one at one of our small businesses 🙂
3 Reasons Why it’s Important to Shop Small
- You’re Supporting the Local Economy and Keeping Taxes Lower
Studies show that money put into local businesses is more likely to stay local than money spent online. You are helping the community flourish just by making a purchase.
- You’re Preserving Local Character
Our small businesses are what give our community that unique touch. We are proud to have one-of-a-kind stores that make Hutchinson what it is. By shopping local, you help preserve what makes our community special.
- You’re Investing in your “Neighbor”
Local business owners have opened their doors to offer our community something unique that they believe in. Stand behind them and support what they are doing to make your community a better, more homey place.