ST. PETE BEACH – The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is participating in the third annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its office located at 6990 Gulf Blvd.
Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need – more demand for their products and services.
Through a new partnership, American Express and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offered an opportunity for member chambers to bring Small Business Saturday to their communities.
The first 50 member chambers that rallied a minimum of 10 small businesses in their community and signed up to support Small Business Saturday received a prize package that included promotional materials and consumer giveaway items.
Those items include Shop Small gift cards to be distributed to shoppers during Small Business Saturday events.
Small business owners can take advantage of marketing tools and consumers can find small merchants to shop at on Small Business Saturday by visiting www.shopsmall.com.
Small Business Saturday was created two years ago.
More than 2.7 million Facebook users, 230 public and private organizations, 75 corporations and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. declared their support for SBS last year. More than 500,000 small business owners leveraged an online tool or promotional materials for SBS and 15,000 businesses signed up for free Facebook advertising to promote their products and services in the run up to SBS.