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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Encourages Local Holiday Shopping on Small Business Saturday – November 24

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday on Staten Island. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is a day promoted by American Express stressing the importance of locally owned small businesses in communities across the country.

KEY DATES:

November 15, 2018 – Small Business Saturday Press Conference
Relax on Cloud Nine, 694 Clove Road, Staten Island, NY 10310 on Thursday, 2:00 p.m.

November 24, 2018 – Small Business Saturday Event Nationwide
All-day event. Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Staten Island.

The Chamber’s role as Neighborhood Champion is to rally the Staten Island community to support Small Business Saturday. The Chamber will hold a press conference at Chamber member, Relax on Cloud Nine, located at 694 Clove Road, on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Also, as the Neighborhood Champion, the Chamber will be distributing Shop Small® merchandise in an effort to get Staten Island businesses involved. The Chamber will highlight participating businesses 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.

The Chamber is encouraging businesses to take selfies of shoppers on November 24 with them, their staff, signage, or unique finds and share their photos on social media using #shopsmallstatenisland & #shopsmall. At the end of the day, the social media push helps spread the word about small businesses on Staten Island and nationwide.

About American Express Small Business Saturday: 
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 24, 2018. For more information, visit www.americanexpress.com/shopsmall.

For Small Business Owners:
The Chamber wants to encourage you to participate in the big day. Sign up today at www.shopsmall.com and take advantage of free marketing materials, advertising opportunities, and other benefits available to participants.

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