Small Business Saturday offers more mindful shoppers a way to enjoy Thanksgiving and then support the local community two days later. American Express launched Small Business Saturday in November 2010 to help bring attention to smaller stores in communities and encourage shoppers to support local business instead of just megastores on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out our list of a few East Charlotte business you can shop today!
When a you buy local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one Chicago study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer.
Local businesses give our community its flavor. Towns across America have similar chain restaurants, grocery and department stores but that diner down the street where you have breakfast every Saturday morning is one-of-a-kind. The combined presence of our area’s many local businesses makes it different from every other city in the world.