Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses on which their community thrives.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses obtain exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked as big box stores steal the spotlight on Black Friday.
With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it's important to support local small businesses, which rely on their neighbors to continue prospering and building the local economy in Fredericksburg.
Last year about 100 million people nationwide shopped locally and helped boost the economy in their communities on Small Business Saturday.
Encourage participation in 2012 with a “like” of Small Business Saturday on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below.