This Nov 30th be a part of the 10th annual holiday shopping tradition that brings together communities in support of their favorite small businesses. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) is the nationwide movement that helps bring attention to the importance of supporting small businesses in communities across America.
The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance invites the business community and residents to be a part of the effort.
“For the third year in a row, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance has been selected as a Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion! As a Neighborhood Champion, we spread the word about how important shopping local can be and connect Vermilion Parish businesses to available resources,” says Anne Falgout, Executive Director.
Companies can sign up for free marketing assistance, tips and tools to make the most of their involvement, and access to special Shop Small décor and swag to get their storefront ready for the main event. The only eligibility requirements are that the business has an establishment in Vermilion Parish and plans to be open on November 30th.
Customers are encouraged to skip the Black Friday rush and visit participating Small Business Saturday shops in and around the parish to keep the local business community vibrant and help those tax dollars, employment opportunities, and companies stay close to home.
If you’re a business owner and you’d like to take advantage of the Shop Small & Small Business Saturday materials, please register here by November 20th: https://developvermilion.org/shopsmall/.
Starting November 21st, shoppers can use this same link to access a list of participating shops and details about exclusive Small Business Saturday deals!
“Each year we have had about 20 participating businesses,” Falgout adds, “You can get all your holiday shopping done while supporting your local community. It’s a win-win!”