Celebrate Small Business Saturday This Month

The Business View – November 2018 / Cover Story


Everyone is familiar with Black Friday. And we’re all acquainted with Cyber Monday. But are you aware of the significance of the Saturday in between?


To support local and small businesses, American Express introduced Small Business Saturday in 2010. In the eight years since, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a holiday tradition and a national movement.


The Mobile Area Chamber has proudly supported Small Business Saturday and local small businesses each year, according to Danette Richards, director of the Chamber’s small business development department. Now the Chamber has joined the Small Business Saturday Celebrate Small Business Saturday This Month Coalition, comprised of national and local associations and business partners.


Its mission is to spread the message to consumers to shop small and shop local. It also encourages local businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. and supports their promotional and marketing strategies.


Throughout the month, the Chamber will share ways you can support our small and local businesses through our email and social media campaigns.


So on Nov. 24, get up, get out and shop or dine at a local small business, invite friends to shop with you and share pictures or videos on your social networks where you #ShopSmall.



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For a list of Chamber members, visit


Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at, on Facebook at @MobileChamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.