Support your Favorite Local Business During Small Business Saturday!

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Nov 19, 2012
Courtesy of: Haywood County Chamber of Commerce

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage local shoppers to think locally during the third annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses.

Small business advocate groups, public and private organizations, and elected officials joined American Express, the founding sponsor of Small Business Saturday, to launch the national program in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more demand for their products and services. The second event will build on last year’s inaugural program that drove millions of dollars to main street merchants.

The Chamber recognizes the importance of small businesses in Haywood County, the jobs they create and the culture they instill in local communities. Small Businesses created 65% of the net new jobs created in the 17 year period ending in 2009, according to the US Small Business Administration.

Social media will play a central role in helping raise awareness about the importance of supporting small business and recognizing Small Business Saturday. The Small Business Saturday Coalition will be driving consumers and business owners to where they can participate in many ways, including:

  • Small business owners can go to to download online promotional materials that will help them drive sales to their business on Small Business Saturday.
  • Everyone can spread the word about the day and their favorite businesses by giving a shout-out to their favorite local shops and restaurants via Facebook and Twitter.

The Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization with approximately 500 businesses in the area.  The mission of the Chamber is to create and sustain a successful business environment.  The Chamber does not endorse any candidate for political office.  Please visit for additional information.