It should come as no surprise to our regular readers that Lowell’s supports small local businesses.
Local businesses reinvest in our community’s economy. Small businesses create most of our nation’s jobs. We have frequently promoted many of the small businesses you can visit in our thriving North Limestone neighborhood.
So we really like the idea of declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 27th) as “Small Business Saturday“.
Small Business Saturday is a day to patronize small local businesses for holiday shopping needs (which distinguishes it from cousins “Black Friday” on November 26th and “Cyber Monday” on November 29th).
The initiative is nominally sponsored by American Express, but Small Business Saturday has taken on a decidedly grassroots form, with many small businesses seizing upon the opportunity to appeal to local customers.
Small Business Saturday won’t make or break local businesses, and it shouldn’t substitute for patronizing great independent businesses on an ongoing basis (such as outlined in The 3/50 Project). But it is a great way to celebrate the many small businesses which help grow the local economy.
While Lowell’s will be closed on Small Business Saturday, we encourage our friends and customers to use the day to buy the things that they need from the small local businesses that they love.