Celebrating Small Business Saturday

This week, we’ve been celebrating small businesses in our area ahead of the official start of Small Business Saturday. Every year, since 2011, the Shop Small movement observes Small Business Saturday on the first Saturday following Thanksgiving. Though it’s only been in existence for seven years, Small Business Saturday is already securing a place among holiday traditions, even successfully competing with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

But, how did Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small movement start? Before you get out and support your favorite small businesses, check out our brief history lesson on how the movement got off the ground and continues to gain momentum…

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