Crisp celebrates 11th Annual Small Business Saturday
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to encourage people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Ten years later, it has grown into a powerful movement with consumers spending an estimated $120 billion at small businesses throughout the community.
On Nov. 28 the Cordele Main Street and Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce are participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program spotlighting small businesses and the impact they have on communities.
According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97 percent of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95 percent said the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season.
“Small businesses are the lifeline of our community,” said Monica Simmons, president of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce.” By shopping small you’re directly putting money back into your own community and helping make innovation possible. You’re helping real people, who you probably know personally, do what they do better — who are working hard to make something great happen.
“Small Businesses have the unique ability to connect with customers,” Monica Mitchell, executive director of Cordele Main Street. “A box store doesn’t know your name or your favorite brand. Nothing beats an in-store experience because our small businesses are our friends and neighbors and we need to support them like they’ve supported us. They are the character of a neighborhood, a community and our downtown.”
Businesses participating in Small Business Saturday include:
Adams Drug Store
B J’s Diner
Cordele Recreation Parlor
Debbie’s Downtown Market
Ellis Bros. Pecans
Flint River Pottery
Griffin Lumber & Hardware
Kathy & Co Boutique
Rags to Riches
S L Sausage Company
Sakari & Company
SAM Shortline Ex. Train
Stripling’s Hwy 280
Stripling’s Hwy 300
Time & Tide, A Collective
U-Sav It Pharmacy
Vanna Rae’s Deli
Walls Factory Outlet
Wells 8th Ave.
For more information, please call Monica at the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce (229) 273-1668 or email Monica@visitcordele.com or Cordele Mainstreet, Monica Mitchell at (229) 276-2902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/.
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