Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Medford.
"I think it's important for any of us to shop locally to support our town and the businesses within our town to keep it vibrant," said Jodie Coyne, executive director of the Medford Chamber of Commerce.
Two upcoming Chamber of Commerce events are Medford's Annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at dusk at City Hall, and a free Annual Holiday Concert featuring the Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Chevalier Theater.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
Places in Medford where you can partake in Small Business Saturday (check this website for more) include:
- Christina McPherson Photography
- Blue Fuji
- Ebisuya Japanese Market
- Medford Wine Spirits
- Chilli Garden
- Medford Square Diner
- Alamo Roast Beef & Seafood
- Mystic Coffee Roaster
- Chung Ki Wa
- Tenoch Mexican Taqueria
- Benvenuti Italian Kitchen
- Tom Yum Koong
- Grapevine Travelers
- Bestsellers Cafe
- Ward's Gifts
- The Paint Box
- Sylvain Beauty
- Mystic Valley Travel
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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