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Small Business Saturday is November 24

November 12, 2018 04:12 AM
Small Business Saturday is November 24

Show your support for Winnetka’s local businesses by shopping locally on Saturday, November 24!  Small Business Saturdayis a shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  The event was conceived as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which profit big-box retail and E-commerce. In contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize small and local businesses.

Why Shop Local?

1. Keep our community unique.  Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Winnetka.

2. Your tax dollars stay local.  Shopping at small businesses helps keep money within the community. Tax dollars stay local, going toward public services, schools, libraries, and parks.

3. Small businesses give back to the community.  Small businesses go beyond writing a check to a local cause. They’re more likely to develop partnerships and strengthen ties with people in the neighborhood; and brick-and-mortar establishments can serve as community hubs.

4. Shopping at one local business helps other local businesses.  Shopping at a business in the neighborhood means you are likely to stop by other independent retailers in the vicinity. Additionally, some small businesses tend to offer products that are made locally, creating a ripple effect in the local economy.

5. Get Better Service.  Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers to ensure your complete satisfaction.


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