The day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country and the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce urges local residents to support their neighborhood businesses.
Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 24 this year, was created in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: creating more demand for their products and services.
In 2011, Small Business Saturday gave a boost to Main Street merchants and spurred millions of Americans to shop at independently-owned small businesses, including President Obama, who took his daughters on a shopping trip to an independent bookstore a few blocks from the White House.
Small Business Saturday 2012 will be bigger than ever and the “Shop Small” initiative is resonating with more small business than ever, said the Grosse Pointe Chamber.
According to the inaugural Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, 46 percent of independent merchants plan to incorporate Small Business Saturday into their holiday strategy, and the majority (67 percent) of them say they will offer discounts on November 24.
Many small businesses in the Grosse Pointe area will be offering specials on Small Business Saturday and some of them include:
- Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers Complimentary gift with every purchase if you kindly mention the Grosse Pointe Chamber “Small Business Saturday”. 313.886.4600
- American Cycle and Fitness After Thanksgiving Sale: Mountain Bikes starting at $299, boys and girls 20" bikes for $159, all other bikes are 10% off. All fitness equipment is 20% off and all accessories are 10-40% off. Super bargain table with items 50% off. 313.886.1968
- Village Palm Village Palm is the place for Lilly Pulitzer clothing, fabrics and home furnishings, accessories, and resort wear. On November 24th, for every $250 you spend at the store, receive a $25 gift card to us in December. 313.882.7256
- Village Toy Company Village Toy Company has all the toys you need for holiday shopping including Melissa and Doug Wood Toys, Calico Critters, jewelry for tweens, puzzles, games, personalized gifts, and so much more! 313.882.1300