WAXHAW, NC- The Town of Waxhaw’s Board of Commissioners showed their support for local businesses by signing a proclamation of support for Small Business Saturday at their November 8 Board of Commissioner’s meeting. The board hopes the proclamation will raise awareness and encourage residents to support small businesses and merchants on November 26 and throughout the year.
Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its thirteenth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses, and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.
The Town of Waxhaw is excited to participate in Small Business Saturday again in 2022. Shopping at local businesses means those dollars are recirculated in the community. When shopping at a small business, an average of $0.68 of every dollar spent is invested locally. Shopping local helps locals keep jobs and create new jobs. Small businesses donate 250% more than large businesses to local causes. The impact made when shopping local in Waxhaw is immediate and long-lasting.
“Shopping local connects you with your community. We’re encouraging everyone to shop and dine locally in Waxhaw on Saturday, November 26. Enjoy your meals and buy some holiday gifts at one of more than 100 locally-owned businesses in town!” said Ashley Nowell, Downtown Director.
This year’s event will feature fun activities throughout Downtown Waxhaw. The retail shops have fun “Shop Local” bags for their customers. Shoppers can also participate in an “Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt.” This hunt will occur in 25 downtown businesses. Shoppers look for the hidden elf in each store and get their scavenger hunt bingo card stamped. Those who complete a row, column, or diagonal will be entered to win a prize donated by the participating businesses. Shoppers who complete the entire card will earn five entries into the giveaway. The prize is valued at over $200.