Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a national holiday celebrating America’s small businesses, started by American Express in 2010. It happens on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day after Black Friday, which is usually the fourth Saturday of November. This event is hosted by American Express and celebrated by communities nationwide. The event is geared toward encouraging folks to shop small and shop local during the holiday season. When small businesses thrive, our communities thrive. Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes (Source: Seattle Good Business Network). If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy. (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan). Ponca City Main Street partners with American Express each year to encourage shopping small in downtown Ponca City.