The Saturday after Thanksgiving honors the nation’s small business community
LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is pleased to once again support the small business community throughout the Greater Lansing region for the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country additional exposure and an economic boost.
Recognizing the importance of supporting small, independently-owned businesses in our community, the Lansing Regional Chamber encourages residents of the tri-county region to take part in Small Business Saturday on November 24 by visiting your favorite small businesses and purchasing the various goods and services offered. Look for the blue and white “Shop Small” branding to locate businesses partaking in Small Business Saturday.
“We are pleased to support Small Business Saturday in our region, as more than 80 percent of our membership is comprised of small businesses with less than 15 employees,” said Michelle Rahl, Vice President of Member Engagement for the Lansing Regional Chamber. “We will continue to support our entrepreneurs and small business owners in any way possible. Partnerships, such Small Business Saturday, allow the Chamber to drive additional attention and revenue to our local small businesses.”
Small business owners can take advantage of free marketing tools and consumers can find small merchants to shop at on Small Business Saturday by visiting www.shopsmall.com.
The LRCC is supporting Small Business Saturday as a “Neighborhood Champion,” which provides our organization with Small Business Saturday kits to distribute to carefully selected businesses. These kits consist of branded balloons, banners, tote bags, and more to help drive shopping traffic on November 24. The businesses which received the kits are as follows:
All About Art Dusty’s Cellar
Kingston Kitchen MI Sushi & Noodles
Playmakers Jon Anthony Florist
Petra Flowers Lansing Mall
Cricket Wireless Good Eats Diva
Country Stitches Bradly's Home and Garden
Meat Southern BBQ Peanut Shop
Preuss Pets Kellie’s Consignment
Kellie’s Wooden Skate Kositchek’s
Green Dot Stables Student Book Store
About Small Business Saturday November 24 marks the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. In 2012, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion at small retailers on Small Business Saturday. By 2016, that amount nearly tripled to $15.4 billion with over 112 million people coming out to shop on Small Business Saturday.
About the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) works relentlessly to help businesses connect, grow and thrive. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has served as the voice of the Greater Lansing business community. More information about LRCC, its programs and services can be found online at lansingchamber.org, Facebook (@LansingChamber), Instagram (@lansingregionalchamber), Twitter (@LansingChamber), and LinkedIn.