Slowly but surely shopping habits are starting to change in favor of our local businesses!

City of Dresden Dresden, TN

Small Business Saturday continues to grow in our community.

MountainRose Vineyards Wise, VA

It truly brings our community together to Shop Small.

La Junta Chamber of Commerce
La Junta, CO

I'm honored to be a part of it and to be a champion.

Downtown St. Charles Partnership St. Charles, IL

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How they did it
1

The chamber inspired the
whole town to start their
Small Business Saturday plans at the
Welcome Station.

2

They helped small business owners come up
with fun, engaging treats to offer shoppers
on the day.

3

To prepare shoppers for the day, they
distributed shopping bags
at their Welcome Station.

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How they did it
1

Partners for Progress called on local
businesses to come together and create
unique after-hours offerings for shoppers
on the day.

2

Once the local businesses were on board,
Partners for Progress helped coordinate
plans and distribute posters promoting
the events.

3

Partners for Progress, along with
participating small businesses, helped
spread the word and rallied the entire
community to come out on the day
(and night) to celebrate.

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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 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 members of the
community and inspired them to visit
multiple businesses.

EVENT INSPIRATION

Looking for ideas on how you can get your community involved in your Small Business Saturday® celebration? Download our Event Guides inspired by past Neighborhood Champions.

Inspired by Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, MN

The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism gave everyone a game plan for getting the most out of the day with fun treats along the way. Make Shop Small® Welcome Station shoppers' first stop of the day!
INCLUDES:
Poster, Customizable Flyers, Social Posts
Email Link to Download
Inspired by the Partners for Progress, NY

This downtown association helped make Small Business Saturday night just as big as the day. This year, help your neighborhood continue to celebrate small business into the night.
INCLUDES:
Poster, Table Tent, Social Posts
Email Link to Download
Inspired by City of Douglas Main Street Merchant Association, GA

This association organized a Selfie Event that let people show support for small businesses with more than a purchase. Get one going in your neighborhood.
INCLUDES:
Signage, Social Posts
Email Link to Download
Inspired by Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc., MD

This organization encouraged people to visit more local small businesses by creating a Scavenger Hunt on the day. Set the course for one in your neighborhood.
INCLUDES:
Blank Map, Signage, Social Posts
Email Link to 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.