November 18, 2017 10:35:04 PM
Main Street Columbus encourages all to join them in supporting Small Business Saturday in downtown Columbus Nov. 25.
Observed on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is deemed a dedicated time to support local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the community.
"Shopping small is an excellent way to support the independently-owned small businesses in our community," said Main Street Columbus Executive Director Barbara Bigelow. "When our small businesses do well, our communities do, too."
Especially with holidays around the corner, small businesses can offer one-of-a-kind products and excellent customer service, Bigelow added. "Small business owners are experts in their industries, and they sacrifice time, money and more to build businesses out of their passions."
Established in 2010, Small Business Saturday was created to encourage consumers to remember to visit the smaller stores in their hometown; it has become a holiday tradition.
"We ask you to take this opportunity to show your love for local small businesses and, in return, help our local community flourish and grow," Bigelow said. "Let's make Shop Small more than just shopping at small businesses, let's make it a tradition to support small businesses."
Small Business Saturday is followed by the Lighting of the Christmas Tree Nov. 27 at the east end of the Old Highway 82 pedestrian bridge downtown, Wassail Fest Dec. 1 and the Columbus Christmas Parade Dec. 4.
To learn more about Small Business Saturday or any of the upcoming holiday events, contact Main Street Columbus at 662-328-6305 or any participating business.