The Town of Wake Forest, in partnership with Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging residents to shop and support small businesses on “Small Business Saturday.” This year, Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Mayor Vivian Jones issued a proclamation in support of local small businesses and Small Business Saturday during the Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 17.
Introduced by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. The purpose of the Shop Small campaign is to support the local businesses that create jobs and boost the economy – all which help sustain Wake Forest’s high quality of life.
Falling between traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday during the weekend following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday can be a fun part of any holiday weekend schedule. By shopping locally, residents support the small businesses that help create the identities of our communities and make local cities or towns feel like home.
Several downtown merchants will take part in the Small Business Saturday campaign by offering special promotions and discounts.
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesses to take a picture during the day and share it on social media using the hashtag #wfshopsmall.
For more information, visit www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/ and spread the word to family and friends about the importance of shopping local.
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