Small Business Saturday – November 24, 2018


Shop Small  Shop Local
Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, November 24 this year. People all across the country are encouraged to shop and support small, local businesses. Small Business Saturday was deemed a national shopping holiday in 2011 and is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during the busiest holiday shopping weekends of the year. The Chamber of Commerce has signed up to be this years Staten Island Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion.


How Small Businesses can Participate
Inspire Your Customers to Shop Small! Make the day eventful, from hosting an in-store event to decorating your shop on the day.
When you sign-up at you will receive:
  • Printable Signage & Save-the-Date Cards
  • Email Templates & Social Posts
  • Shop Small® Logos
  • Shop Small Merchandise (while supplies last)
  • Event Guides
Qualifying American Express® Card Accepting Merchants also get access to the following:
  • Free online ads throughout the year
  • Appearance on the Shop Small Map
When you’ve registered your business, please contact Kristin Foye at so she can promote your business through the Chamber as a participating Small Business Saturday location. Also contact Kristin if you have an in-store event planned for the day, November 24, so she can include it in the Chamber’s marketing materials.
The Chamber’s Role as Neighborhood Champion
The Neighborhood Champions rallies their communities for Small Business Saturday. Also as the Neighborhood Champion, the Chamber will be receiving Shop Small® merchandise to distribute and help get the community involved in the day.  The Chamber plans to hold a press conference and announce/ promote participating members on social media, the e-Weekly Newsletter, and the Chamber website. Please “Call the Chamber” at 718. 727.1900 with any questions about the program.
Small Business Saturday Social Media Selfies
  1. On Small Business Saturday, November 24, encourage shoppers to take selfies with you, your staff, signage, or unique finds and share their photos on social media using #shopsmallstatenisland & #shopsmall.
  2. At the end of the day, the social media push helps spread the word about your small business in Staten Island.
Social Media Hashtag:
#ShopSmallStatenIsland for all Staten Island’s Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24) events and pics.

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