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    Small Business Saturday - Nov. 24!

    November 20, 2018

    In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop small and bring holiday shopping to small businesses. In 2017 there were 7,200 small businesses participating in all 50 states. Since it started, U.S. Customers have reported spending an estimated total of $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturdays!

    The initiative in Downtown Scranton was spearheaded in 2011 by Scranton Tomorrow.
    Many of these small businesses are located right in Downtown Scranton, with over 50 retailers and restaurants offering special promotions. Check out the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce to learn about some of the Shop Small deals being offered at our local businesses.

    For those local vendors who do not have brick and mortar locations, they are being offered a spot at the Marketplace at Steamtown from Nov. 23-25 for Shop Small Steamtown, which will also include food, drink, and live entertainment.

    More information on Shop Small Steamtown can be found here
    Click here to find out more about the history of Small Business Saturday.

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