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

  • Campbell County Chamber of Commerce GILLETTE, WY
  • Downtown Manteo Merchants MANTEO, NC
  • Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce MONROEVILLE, PA
  • The Fax Partnership DENVER, CO
  • Ephrata Merchants Association EPHRATA, PA
  • Deja New Boutique and ScrubsRN! CULLMAN, AL
  • Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association OCONOMOWOC, WI
  • downtown north wilkesboro partnership NORTH WILKESBORO, NC
  • Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce THOMASVILLE, NC
  • Discover Clinton CLINTON, MA
  • Gymnastics Beat Inc. FRESNO, CA
  • Shop Orenco HILLSBORO, OR
  • McDowell Chamber of Commerce MARION, NC
  • Ardmore Chamber of Commerce ARDMORE, OK
  • Lafayette Antiques & Home Decor LAFAYETTE, CO
  • Bellevue Renaissance BELLEVUE, KY
  • Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce!!!! SIERRA MADRE, CA
  • Cindy Hawks, LMT FAYETTEVILLE, NY
  • Zhiyuan Fan AUSTIN, TX
  • Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce LYNBROOK, NY
  • Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau SKOKIE, IL
  • Bluhorse GLASGOW, KY
  • Handran's Home Center LLC SCOBEY, MT
  • Litchfield Merchants Association LITCHFIELD, CT
  • Mainstream Boutique NORTH CANTON, OH
  • The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce KELLER, TX
  • Mi Vida Strings WESTMINSTER, CO
  • Art Den & Gifts GREENSBORO, NC
  • Hillsboro Uptown Business Association (HUBA) HILLSBORO, OH
  • Kingsland Downtown Development Authority KINGSLAND, GA
  • San Diego Art Institute-North Park SAN DIEGO, CA
  • The Shelby Area Business Group SHELBY, OH
  • New Horizons-Chamber NEW HAMPTON, IA
  • Monkeypod Jam, LLC KOLOA, HI
  • Ms. Candy Kisses Designs BROWNSVILLE, TX
  • Sew N2 Embroidery LYNN HAVEN, FL
  • Cameroonian American Chamber of Commerce (CAMAM) SILVER SPRING, MD
  • Pathways to Whole Living BEL AIR, MD
  • Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce PICAYUNE, MS
  • Main Street Beaufort, USA BEAUFORT, SC
  • goo goo gaa gaa BROOKFIELD, WI
  • Downtown Galveston Partnership GALVESTON, TX
  • Paul Leone BALTIMORE, MD
  • Downtown Billings Alliance BILLINGS, MT
  • Greenfield Advancement Association GREENFIELD, TN
  • Fired Up Pottery Studio, LLC CANONSBURG, PA
  • Wenatchee World WENATCHEE, WA
  • Nelson Business Development MANITOWOC, WI
  • V5 Cycles FLEMINGTON, NJ
  • Downtown Beloit Association BELOIT, WI
  • St. Vrain Jam, LLC FIRESTONE, CO
  • Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY
  • Berrien Co Chamber of Commerce & Development Auth NASHVILLE, GA
  • The Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce GENESEO, NY
  • Sew Scents Gifts and Candles CORNWALL ON HUDSON, NY
  • Jennifer Callaghan TALLAHASSEE, FL
  • Elgin Area Chamber ELGIN, IL
  • Dianne's Frame Shop & Gifts NATCHEZ, MS
  • Southern CO Small Business Development Center PUEBLO, CO
  • Spa 131 WEST COLUMBIA, SC
  • Buggy Whip Bakery FINDLAY, OH
  • East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce EAST GREENWICH, RI
  • Union Area Chamber of Commerce UNION, MO
  • West Seattle Junction Association SEATTLE, WA
  • CVR Jewelers EUGENE, OR
  • Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce MOUNT CARROLL, IL
  • El Dorado Main Street EL DORADO, KS
  • Leitzel's Jewelry MYERSTOWN, PA
  • Fort Wayne Downtown Economic Improvement District FORT WAYNE, IN
  • Visit Knoxville KNOXVILLE, TN
  • hair i am salon studio YOUNGTOWN, AZ
  • Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce KENNEWICK, WA
  • Lady of the Lake Incense LLC FALL RIVER, MA
  • Village Square Booksellers BELLOWS FALLS, VT
  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce SCOTTSDALE, AZ
  • Clifton Heights Business Association CINCINNATI, OH
  • York Towne Centre Main Street Association YORK, NE
  • Salina Downtown, Inc. SALINA, KS
  • Bartel Kitchen and Bath BUHLER, KS
  • Kathy Black embroidery FERTILE, MN
  • Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce WINTHROP HARBOR, IL
  • Tahoe Mountain Sports TRUCKEE, CA
  • Antique Row Merchant Group TACOMA, WA
  • Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce KANNAPOLIS, NC
  • SOLISQ Hats & Accessories BARRINGTON, IL
  • Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce LYNN, MA
  • Downtown Development District HAMMOND, LA
  • City of Benicia Office of Economic Development BENICIA, CA
  • Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce CAMDENTON, MO
  • Artisan Markets, LLC PHOENIX, AZ
  • Downtown Shop Around HONOLULU, HI
  • Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce MANHATTAN, KS
  • Your Homely Sister HAMILTON, OH
  • Essex Fine Arts Gallery MONTCLAIR, NJ
  • Main Street Kent KENT, OH
  • Down Home Catering KENT, WA
  • City of Evanston EVANSTON, IL
  • Twig & Sprout BATTLE GROUND, WA
  • Chapters Books & Gifts SEWARD, NE
  • Simple to Sassy Decor & More, LLC SAINTE GENEVIEVE, MO
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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.