Kennesaw gets ready for Small Business Saturday
November 17, 2012 by Mark
As Thanksgiving fast approaches, and the shopping bonanzas of Black Friday and Cyber Monday creep ever closer, folks in Kennesaw are being urged to shop local in between times.
Small Business Saturday (SBS) is making its second appearance on the calendar, with print shops in the area no doubt printing posters, leaflets and all manner of other items to advertise the day. Created in partnership with American Express, it is an initiative to drive business upwards for local traders at a time of year when shopping big box is all the rage.
Sandwiched between the two biggest retail days of the year in the country, this year’s SBS event takes place on Saturday, November 24, and is a day when the nation is asked to support its local businesses. It is not all about purchasing items from the store, though naturally that it is encouraged, but also to celebrate what they deliver to the local community.
In Kennesaw, there are many local businesses that do so much, from fundraising to providing vital needs through the week.
While the day is not all about spending as much as you can, some purchasers are requested. Indeed, organizers of the event suggest that simply buying one thing from a local trader on the day will have a hugely positive effect.
Over 100 local Kennesaw businesses will be taking part this year, and there are sure to be many deals on offer. From money off on pizzas and hair styling, to bargain dog walking and meals at restaurants, there is likely to be something for everyone.