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

  • Healy Totemamma Handmade Gifts HEALY, AK
  • WHBN HOMETOWN RADIO DANVILLE, KY
  • Gentry Hardware Co. LLC HOT SPRINGS, NC
  • Aura ceramics EASTON, PA
  • The Town of Marion, VA MARION, VA
  • Everything South City SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Lombard Town Centre LOMBARD, IL
  • Hearts design at needful things SHERMANS DALE, PA
  • Louisiana Chamber of Commerce LOUISIANA, MO
  • Three little birds BURLINGTON, WA
  • Malissa Eckley YPSILANTI, MI
  • New Iberia Main Street Program NEW IBERIA, LA
  • Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce ROCHESTER, MI
  • Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association PORT ORFORD, OR
  • East Peoria, Illinois Chamber of Commerce EAST PEORIA, IL
  • D.I. Cleaners WINDHAM, NH
  • Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce ORRVILLE, OH
  • Monroe Street Merchants Association MADISON, WI
  • Shelburne Retailers Group SHELBURNE, VT
  • SYRACUSE-WAWASEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SYRACUSE, IN
  • Dwight Economic Alliance DWIGHT, IL
  • Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce WARRENSBURG, MO
  • Minnesota Retailers Association SAINT PAUL, MN
  • River Forest Chocolates,llc RIVER FOREST, IL
  • Hillcrest Business Association SAN DIEGO, CA
  • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce SCRANTON, PA
  • ESDN Eureka Springs Main Street EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
  • Fun in the Sun CHESTERFIELD, MO
  • Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority CHARLEVOIX, MI
  • Crompton Collective WORCESTER, MA
  • Red Sunset Merchants Association SOUTH MIAMI, FL
  • Whittl CHICAGO, IL
  • Albertville Chamber of Commerce ALBERTVILLE, AL
  • Downtown Mayodan Merchants Assoc. MAYODAN, NC
  • Main street Mount joy MOUNT JOY, PA
  • Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County HUNTSVILLE, AL
  • Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority DELRAY BEACH, FL
  • Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce WESTERVILLE, OH
  • Willow Spring Mercantile EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO
  • Scenic Roots EAST SANDWICH, MA
  • Taneytown Maryland Main Street TANEYTOWN, MD
  • Old Town Cape CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
  • Springboard Shoppes NEWTON, NJ
  • Doodlebugs Consignment Shop COBBS CREEK, VA
  • Platte Chamber of Commerce PLATTE, SD
  • Downtown T-Town TUSCALOOSA, AL
  • Corrales MainStreet CORRALES, NM
  • Hayes Valley Merchants Association SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • The Parkside Empire Flatbush Ave Merchants Association BROOKLYN, NY
  • Shop Lompoc Shop Small-Lompoc Chamber of Commerce LOMPOC, CA
  • Newport Gallery Organization NEWPORT, RI
  • Nisswa Chamber of Commerce NISSWA, MN
  • Alli's Floral EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
  • Deja Vu Furniture and Accessories CLINTON, IA
  • Art Avenue GREENVILLE, NC
  • North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce NORTH BRANCH, MN
  • Boho Chic Fine Art Gallery DAVENPORT, IA
  • Marie's Two Timer Boutique STATEN ISLAND, NY
  • Michelle's Bella Boutique & Day Spa IRWIN, PA
  • Sky To Sea Pet Shop LEXINGTON, NC
  • Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (VERA) VALATIE, NY
  • Creative Parties, ltd. BETHESDA, MD
  • Meeker Chamber of Commerce MEEKER, CO
  • Mora Area Chamber of Commerce MORA, MN
  • 95th Street Business Association CHICAGO, IL
  • McMillan Consulting BALTIMORE, MD
  • Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce RIFLE, CO
  • Peter Wallburg Studios SUMMIT, NJ
  • Olive This Olive That SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • St. Helens Economic Development Corporation SAINT HELENS, OR
  • Tenafly NJ Chamber of Commerce TENAFLY, NJ
  • Parents For Joy Holiday Vendor Fair TEMPLETON, CA
  • Laurelhurst Corporate Development PORTLAND, OR
  • Smiths--The Main Street Florist & Candy Bouquet BUTLER, PA
  • Bethel Chamber of Commerce BETHEL, CT
  • Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce FOREST GROVE, OR
  • Flowerdale By Patty HUNTINGTON STATION, NY
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce GRAPEVINE, TX
  • Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership JOHNSTOWN, PA
  • c.verhage.photo WAUPUN, WI
  • Painesville Furniture and Carpet PAINESVILLE, OH
  • Big Sky Chamber of Commerce BIG SKY, MT
  • Cee's Green Catering HEMET, CA
  • The District QUINCY, IL
  • Metro South Chamber of Commerce BROCKTON, MA
  • Mega Rock 105.5 & 100.5 BROOKVILLE, PA
  • Plush Consignments WILLIAMSTON, MI
  • Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce GOODLETTSVILLE, TN
  • Liberty Square Collectibles HEBRON, CT
  • Main Street Medina MEDINA, OH
  • City of Chandler Office of Tourism CHANDLER, AZ
  • Laura Elgin LONG BEACH, CA
  • New Kensington Community Development Organization PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce DEERFIELD, IL
  • Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce NOGALES, AZ
  • The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
  • Garcetti Custom Knives AZLE, TX
  • The Freyja Project DENVER, CO
  • Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce BATTLE CREEK, MI
  • Greater Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce ROMEO, MI
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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.