Brighton, CO– Today, the City of Brighton, the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Brighton Economic Development Corporation announced their support for Small Business Saturday.
Brighton City Council will deliver an official proclamation announcing Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, as
Small Business Saturday in Brighton encouraging citizens to shop at their favorite small local businesses.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday kicking off the busiest shopping days of the year, the Chamber is teaming up with American Express for Shop Small Saturday. Small Business Saturday, taking place between the two major annual shopping days, was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage consumers to visit local businesses during the holiday shopping season.
There are 560,000 small businesses in Colorado, and 2,500 small businesses conducting business in Brighton, and more than half the states workforce is employed by small businesses. Our small businesses represent what is best about our community – the idea that with determination and responsibility, anyone can build a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
“Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses during the busiest shopping weekend of the year,” said Naomi Colwell, president of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce. “By simply making your purchases at a local business, we can each do our part to ensure our favorite stores are around next year and allow business owners to continue contributing to our economy.”
“We are working with our local merchants to literally roll out the welcome mat to customers,” said Larry Barnaby, chairman of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce. “The mats provide a great way for small businesses to let customers know they are making a powerful decision by entering a small, local business.”
Local businesses interested in obtaining tools and resources to market their business for the busy holiday season are encouraged to visit www.ShopSmall.com. Citizens planning to shop local on Saturday, Nov. 25, can find information on local businesses by visiting www.BrightonChamber.com and click business directory.