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 West Roxbury.
"Since the beginning of 2011, sixteen new businesses have opened along Centre and Spring Streets - an astounding number considering the current economy. Shop and restaurant owners come to our neighborhood because they know you will shop local. The numbers tell the story: West Roxbury Main Streets is one of 20 Main Streets districts across the City of Boston, and is one of the largest district by area and by number of businesses (over 200). But we also have the lowest number of vacancies, at 5," said Michael Loconto West Roxbury Main Streets Board of Directors President in an article this week.
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.
There are oodles of places in West Roxbury that are partaking in Small Business Saturday:
- Busted Knuckle Bicycle Shop
- Clay Auto
- GC Skateshop
- Lean Works
- The Real Deal
- Sugar Bakery
- Rox Diner
- Atlas True Value Hardware
- Parkway Veterinary Hospital
- Hercules Press
- William J. Gormley Funeral Home
- City Lock Company
- Spring Street Petroleum
- West Roxbury Pharmacy
- Just as Nice
- Sun Wellness Acupuncture
- Wicked Sharp Ski & Sports
- Bay Sweets
- Check out this link for all West Roxbury businesses participating in Small Business Saturday.
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.
TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in West Roxbury and what makes them great? Share in the comments below.