Nov. 23, 2015, Greater Spokane Valley, WA – The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to promote Small Business Saturday on November 28th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. Participating member businesses are:
Appleway Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. | Blissful Blends | BrickHouse Massage & Coffee Bar, The | Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep | Great Floors – Valley | Mail Box Center, LLC | Motion Auto Supply | N.W. Beauty Supply & Salon | North 40 Outfitters | Paint & Pints LLC | Simply Northwest, Inc. | Sweet Repeat Resale | Tracy Jewelers | Valley Auto Liquidators
The Valley Chamber encourages consumers to support small businesses on November 28 and show their support by participating in the ShopSmall Selfie activity and posting their photo on social media, tagging #ShopSmall, #Business Name, #svchamber.
The cities of Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley have issued proclamations declaring November 28 as Small Business Saturday, joining advocacy groups and public and private organizations across the nation. Liberty Lake Mayor Steve Peterson and Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos each presented their proclamations at the annual meeting for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce last Friday.
Created 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. In 2014, nearly 3,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including President Obama.
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses in our community, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.1
For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page – facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday, as well as our FB page for local announcements – facebook.com/valleychamber.
ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 28th marks the sixth 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.
1 Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions, March 2014.