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Fox Cities Chamber Encourages Residents to Shop Local During Small Business Saturday on November 25

Saturday, November 25, is Small Business Saturday, and the Fox Cities Chamber encourages people to support our local retailers. The Chamber has published a list of small business members who submitted information on what they offer as well as any specials available on Small Business Saturday. View the list at https://foxcitieschamber.com/small-business-saturday/ .  

Small Business Saturday is a program dedicated to backing a diverse range of local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and help communities thrive across the country. Since American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $184 billion at small businesses on the day. Here are some impressive stats from Small Business Saturday 2022: 

  • U.S. shoppers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reported spending an estimated $17.9 billion. 
  • 72% of shoppers said Small Business Saturday makes them want to shop and dine at small, independently-owned retailers and restaurants all year long. 
  • 72% of shoppers strongly agreed that they will continue to Shop Small throughout the holiday season because of the impact it has on their local community. 

American Express recently released a Shop Small Impact Study that emphasizes the importance of shopping small and excitement building among business owners and consumers for the upcoming Small Business Saturday. 

  • The majority of small business owners (88%) said small businesses need the support of customers in their community given the current economic environment. 
  • More than half (55%) of small business owners anticipate Small Business Saturday will make a significant contribution to their overall holiday sales this year. 
  • Consumers are ready to rally behind their local neighborhood businesses and be a part of the Shop Small movement. 78% of those surveyed agree small businesses are essential to their community. 

Shop small and shop local on November 25, as well as all year round! 

About Fox Cities Chamber 

The Fox Cities Chamber captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members.  The Fox Cities Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet and the northern portion of Winnebago.  The Fox Cities Chamber plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin.  For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com