The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce lends its support to 8th Annual Small Business Saturday® and Shop Small® Movement to drive commerce to small businesses.
Port Jefferson – November 15, 2017 –Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 25th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.
The Chamber will be hosting their Annual Santa Parade down Main Street starting at 11:30 a.m. and for the second time sponsor a ‘Holiday Shopping Crawl from 9-5 p.m. throughout the Village. In addition Santa’s Workshop opens for families and children to be amazed and help bring in the holiday shopping season; opened from Noon-4 p.m.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2016, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, according to the 2016 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.1 The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Small Business Saturday celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of firms with paid employees.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting: www.ShopSmall.com .
ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 25th marks the eighth annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that can help create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. Learn more on www.ShopSmall.com, www.instagram.com/shopsmall www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday , www.twitter.com/shopsmall .