Buy Local – McKinney First! Celebrates Small Business Saturday on November 24th.

Welcome to Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday® is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving.  It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the day. Now in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. On Nov. 24, shop at your favorite local stores and help fuel the local economy.

 As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at a small business on Nov. 24, you’re showing your support for all of the small independent businesses that make our community unique. This means you could be helping local entrepreneurs offer more jobs, which in turn invigorate the economy. This year, go out and support your favorite small business and search for savings on unique merchandise while experiencing spectacular service – a cornerstone of successful small businesses.

Shop or dine at a local small business, spread the word to others or share the news online and through social media. Anything you can do helps to give small businesses the support they need in creating jobs, powering the economy and invigorating communities.  Visit our Buy Local – McKinney First facebook page and let us know how you shopped small in McKinney on Small Business Saturday and enter to win a Holiday Shopping Spree during our Twelve Days of Christmas Buy Local event that takes place from December 1st through December 12th.

Buy Local – McKinney First! is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and is funded in part by the McKinney Community Development Corporation.  We want to remind our residents and businesses of the benefits that buying local has for our community.  For every $100 spent in McKinney with local merchants $68 stays here to be reinvested.  When you buy local, we all win, for more information visit mckinneyfirst.com.