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 Arlington.
Local small businesses like Isis Parenting, for instance, do more than just sell goods.
"We're trying to educate local families on having and raising healthy babies," Isis' assistant manager, Kerri Friedlaender, said Wednesday. "Our whole retail outlet grew around that."
Isis will be particpating in Small Business Saturday, with a Rody Rody-O! from 9-11 a.m. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
Here are some of the local businesses participating in Arlington. You can find a full list here.
- Arlington Centered
- Camilla's Bridal
- Coyote Impressions
- Hall’s Nostalgia
- Henry Bear's Park
- Isis Parenting
- Jute and Jackfruit
- Lena Nargozian Gallery
- The Orange Hanger
- Pink Dolly
- RW Shattuck & Company
- Swanson Jewelers
- TC Jewelers
- Wild Child
- Woods & Strings Music Center
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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