Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Brentwood.
Rowby Goren of the Brentwood Village Chamber of Commerce said there's much less traffic on the Sunset Boulevard Bridge and everyone's encoruged to shop at local merchants during the holiday weekend. There's still two hour free parking at the parking lot at the Veterans Affairs building, which is located to several chamber member stores.
"Pricing is very reasonable too," he added. "We have individual merchants who are really motivated to close the sale. The owner is at the store."
There are dozens of boutiques and stores in Brentwood catering to women, Goren added, and said he's amazed at the services they provide.
"There's a wide variety of merchandise because the local merchatns really value your service," he said.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
Many Brentwood businesses will be participating in Small Business Saturday, including New Moon, Joyce Sudikoff, Jeffrey James LLC, Danico International, Luv AJ, Trattoria Amici Brentwood, Brentwood Country Mart and Maha Yoga Inc., just to name a few.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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