Baraga County businesses to offer incentives to 'shop small' on Small Business Saturday

L’ANSE, Mich, (WLUC) - The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with many in the local business community, has announced it will promote local shopping specials and give away free refreshments on Small Business Saturday with official endorsement from the nationally-recognized “Shop Small” campaign.

The event will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is November 30 this year.

In 2010 American Express launched Small Business Saturday to encourage the community to Shop Small and focus on local businesses.

Total reported spending among U.S. consumers who said they shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the day reached a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion, according to data released today from the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Shoppers can start their day with free coffee, donuts and a free coupon sheet of local savings at the Shop Small Welcome Station located at the Baraga County Chamber office at 1 N. Main St in L’Anse from 9 a.m. to noon.

“Small Business Saturday is about supporting our locally-owned businesses in Baraga County, “ Osga said. “Local businesses are essential to our community. Small purchases can really make a big difference to these businesses and are worth supporting.”

About the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce: The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce was officially born on October 30, 2003. Our Mission: Grow, enhance, and support a vibrant business climate through leadership, professional development, and community involvement.

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