Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Bel Air. "The biggest factor is that out of the money that is spent locally, a far greater percentage of that money is spent locally again," Scott Walker, Director for Bel Air Downtown Alliance, said. When shopping online or at big box stores, …
Let your Bel Air neighbors know what deals you're taking advantage of this weekend.
Monday, November 19, 2012
You'd have to be avoiding all forms of media to miss the deals the big box stores are pushing this holiday season. Black Friday has replaced campaign advertisements on television. But what about Small Business Saturday? We have a comprehensive directory of Bel Air businesses on Patch. But we're also a forum for communication and information sharing. So let's spread the word about the deals you're finding—or offering, all you Bel Air business owners out there—during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Let's start a running list of local deals—supporting Bel Air-based businesses and letting others know that you don't necessarily need to leave home to cross items off your shopping list. It's simple. TELL US: Are you offering deals for …
Small business Saturday drove holiday traffic to Main Street this weekend.