first_img Published 5:12 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013 PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANING | Downtown Troy is decorated for the season, ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers.Pike County gears up for Small Business Saturday Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen “Small Business Saturday is something that we are seriously looking at because it would be beneficial to our local businesses in that it would bring attention to them at the time when shopping is at its peak,” she said.“The Pike County Chamber is always looking for ways to encourage people to shop at home. What is spent locally return locally.”The challenge of Small Business Saturday is to cement its place as an official shopping day in the United States and drive solid business outcomes to America’s independent, brick-and-mortar retailers. Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday, a new shopping day right after Black Friday, to help small businesses get what they needed most — more customers.Small Business Day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is designed to encourage shoppers to basically shop at home. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like CHRISTMAS CROSSES PHOTO BY JAINE TREADWELL | Ornaments by Tara Sartorius are now available at The Johnson Center. 2013 ornaments now available… read more SHOP SMALL Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said that the Chamber always encourages people to shop at home and supports the concept of Small Business Saturday.“When American Express launched Small Business Saturday a few years ago, the idea was to encourage holiday shoppers to support small, locally-owned merchants in their own community by having a special shopping day after Black Friday,” Sauer said.“The day is a great time to purchase unique products and experience individual customer service that our small stores offer. Not only do customers and local merchants benefit, but everyone in the area benefits as a good percentage of the amount spent goes back to keeping our community thriving.”Sauer said that, although Alabama has not yet take a firm grip on the concept, many states have. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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