We are stronger in numbers. The national movement about shopping small is gaining more momentum every year.

Tuff Dog Bakery Sterling, IL

Small business is the heart of our community and critical to our quality of life.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Chambersburg, PA

I truly believe that the small businesses shape the culture of the neighborhood.

Margaret Vinson Houston, TX

I see Shop Small taking the Bridgeport community to the next level.

Leanne Scanlon Chicago, IL

  • Monrovia Chamber of Commerce MONROVIA, CA
  • Grayling Main Street GRAYLING, MI
  • Palestine Texas Main Street PALESTINE, TX
  • nyea's Party Store WOODBRIDGE, VA
  • Sea Again ROCKPORT, MA
  • Our Town Foundation HAMBURG, PA
  • Iowa Falls Chamber Main Street IOWA FALLS, IA
  • Downtown Brentwood Coalition BRENTWOOD, CA
  • ESDN Eureka Springs Main Street EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
  • Gloria's Office Solutions, Inc. GREENVILLE, TX
  • Entirely Expo's DENVER, CO
  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce SHARON, PA
  • Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce HORN LAKE, MS
  • All in the Kitchen SYRACUSE, NY
  • Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce CAMDENTON, MO
  • NOTE Fragrances SCRANTON, PA
  • Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce GENESEO, NY
  • Chatham Downtown Alliance CHATHAM, NJ
  • ONYX II Fine Jewelers WATERTOWN, CT
  • SeaStar Strategies LLC PALMER, AK
  • Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce WAUCONDA, IL
  • International Spy Museum Store WASHINGTON, DC
  • Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce ALLEN, TX
  • LeClaire Tourism LE CLAIRE, IA
  • Hello Pretty Boutique ANDERSON, SC
  • The Bargain Boutique Consignment Shop THORNTOWN, IN
  • Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority DELRAY BEACH, FL
  • Greensboro Chamber of Commerce GREENSBORO, NC
  • Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce ATCHISON, KS
  • Forever Fine Jewelry and Gifts SHELBY, MT
  • Coming Attractions Gifts and Jewelry HARRISVILLE, MI
  • Uptown Consortium, Inc. CINCINNATI, OH
  • Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway OTTAWA, IL
  • MR JIm's Pizza SHERMAN, TX
  • Main Street Hinesville HINESVILLE, GA
  • Neighbors in the Strip PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Central Texas Business Resource Center KILLEEN, TX
  • Sugar Babies Boutique MOUNT JOY, PA
  • Playhouse District Association PASADENA, CA
  • Friends Fur-Ever WALNUT, CA
  • Armstrong BUTLER, PA
  • Hamilton County SEED WEBSTER CITY, IA
  • Greenfield Advancement Association GREENFIELD, TN
  • Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Flagstaff FLAGSTAFF, AZ
  • pic n paint pottery PASADENA, MD
  • The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
  • The District QUINCY, IL
  • Brea Diamond Direct BREA, CA
  • Main Street Cumberland - DDC CUMBERLAND, MD
  • Sunland Tujunga Community Marketing Initiative TUJUNGA, CA
  • Taneytown Maryland Main Street TANEYTOWN, MD
  • Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce MEDINA, OH
  • CITY OFFICE SUPPLY HOUSTON, TX
  • Ashanti Rivera WATERBURY, CT
  • Champlain Valley Electric Supply Co., Inc. PLATTSBURGH, NY
  • Recreate State Corridor Improvement District SAGINAW, MI
  • Pandemonium Boutique BABYLON, NY
  • Goodwin Company - Fine Antique Wood Since 1976 MICANOPY, FL
  • Imagine Norwalk NORWALK, OH
  • Grace's Cupcakes LEMOORE, CA
  • Greenfield Chamber/Main Street GREENFIELD, IA
  • Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce MUKILTEO, WA
  • HIT FIT HOUSTON, TX
  • Sophie's Gallery / St. Madeleine Sophie's Center EL CAJON, CA
  • Summit Downtown, Inc. SUMMIT, NJ
  • Chamber of Schenectady County SCHENECTADY, NY
  • REV Birmingham BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce LUDINGTON, MI
  • Denison Main Street Inc DENISON, TX
  • Village Bakery MONTOUR FALLS, NY
  • Smash Beauty Lounge HOLLYWOOD, FL
  • Buellton Chamber of Commerce BUELLTON, CA
  • The Leaf & Bean BOZEMAN, MT
  • La Lovely Vintage DENVER, CO
  • Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce KINGMAN, AZ
  • Ezra's Mercantile WESTFIELD, MA
  • Sacramento Street Merchants SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Hope Community, Inc NEW YORK, NY
  • Ragged Rose Boutique KRUM, TX
  • Downtown Lakeville Business Association LAKEVILLE, MN
  • RIPE Art Gallery HUNTINGTON, NY
  • SHOP SMALL NORTHERN NEVADA LLC MINDEN, NV
  • Meadville Western Crawford Co.Chamber of Commerce MEADVILLE, PA
  • San Diego Downtown Residents Group SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Riley Area Development Corporation INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • Shagbag Radio Show MONTEREY, CA
  • Hackettstown Business Improvement District HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
  • Domestica DES MOINES, IA
  • NV Boutique OREGON CITY, OR
  • Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store BROOKLYN, NY
  • Discover Downtown La Grange LA GRANGE, KY
  • Paul Leone BALTIMORE, MD
  • Fremont Chamber of Commerce SEATTLE, WA
  • L & L Studio MT ZION, IL
  • Stalise PORTSMOUTH, RI
  • Kurt-n-Jo's Eats-N-Treats MARATHON, WI
  • International Tan POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ
  • Riversong Soa BRIDGEPORT, WV
  • MainStreet Libertyville LIBERTYVILLE, IL
  • Corner Drug WOODLAND, CA
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How they did it

1

The organization came up with a list
of clues for a Small Business Saturday
Scavenger Hunt.

2

To complete each clue, shoppers
visited a local small business and
searched for answers.

3

The event energized the community and inspired them to visit multiple businesses.

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How they did it

1

The association organized a selfie event for people shopping at local businesses on the day.

2

While visiting small businesses, shoppers took selfies with owners, staff, signage, or unique finds and shared their photos on social media.

3

At the end of the day, the social media push helped spread the word about small businesses in the community.

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How they did it

1

The small business reached out to fellow businesses to get them involved
in their event.

2

On the day, participating businesses
handed out passports to shoppers.
Each time a shopper made a purchase,
their passport was stamped.

3

Businesses thanked shoppers who had stamped passports with everything from discounts to cups of hot chocolate.

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How they did it

1

The chamber invited the community to come out for a free breakfast.

2

They served guests delicious food like pancakes, bacon, and eggs so people could fuel up for a big day of shopping.

3

After breakfast, they encouraged everyone to shop at the local businesses that had just opened for the day.

Explore event ideas

Need ideas to help make your Small Business Saturday celebration special? Download Event Guides inspired by past Neighborhood Champions.

Encourage people to visit more local small businesses by creating a Scavenger Hunt on the day, inspired by Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.
INCLUDES:
Blank Map, Signage, Social Posts
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Organize a selfie event that lets people show support for small businesses with more than a purchase, inspired by City of Douglas Main Street Merchant Association, GA.
INCLUDES:
Signage, Social Posts
Download
Get more shoppers into more businesses with the "Small Business Saturday Passport," inspired by Pure Detroit in Detroit, MI.
INCLUDES:
Passports, Signage, Social Posts
Download
Bring shoppers out bright and early to support small businesses with a Kick-Off Breakfast, inspired by The Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Orleans MA.
INCLUDES:
Pancake Recipe, Signage, Social Posts
Download

Small Business Saturday
Event Kit

As a Neighborhood Champion, you’ll receive Shop Small® merchandise
to distribute and use to help get your community involved in the day.