The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce announced Monday its support of the fifth-annual Small Business Saturday. Nov. 29, the day after Black Friday, is a holiday shopping day that celebrates smaller, local, independent, brick-and-mortar retailers.
In 2010, small business advocate groups, public and private organizations and elected officials joined American Express to launch the national program to help drive traffic to and build awareness of locally owned shops during the holidays.
“Small Business Saturday is a day for Edmond residents to show support for the small businesses that invigorate the Edmond economy and keep our community growing,” said Ken Moore, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, in a media statement.
Earlier this year, the chamber also launched Edmond Locally Owned to create awareness in the community and encourage consumers to shop at locally owned businesses.
Also, the Downtown Edmond Business Association presents Shop Local for Small Business Saturday, featuring the shops in downtown Edmond, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.
— Media release edited by Jennifer Chancellor