Shop local call for Snellville

November 22, 2012 by  

With the two biggest shopping days of the year just a cash register bell away, Snellville shoppers are being urged to shop local as well, with the area’s Development Director speaking enthusiastically about the day.

For the second year in a row, the American Express sponsored Small Business Saturday will be taking place. Many local companies are set to take part, so leaflet and poster printing will likely already be in full swing to mark the day.

The day is designed to promote local retailers and other businesses, at a time of year when many flock to big box outlets. Taking place two days after Thanksgiving and just before Cyber Monday, Saturday, November 24 is the date for the diary.

In 2011, more than 100 million shoppers supported their local business, and it is something being urged again this year.

Speaking about the event, Eric Van Otteren said:

“Shopping local means nurturing your neighbors, nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources, employing local workers, and serving primarily local consumers

The Snellville Economic Development Director continued, saying:

“Local businesses give more back to the City of Snellville.

“More tax dollars go to schools and roads in our community. For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in your local community.”

With over 100 local stores taking part, keeping cash in the community will be easy enough.

Deals will be available all over the city, from booking an art lesson, buying a gift or flowers for a loved one, or even treating yourself to a holiday time cigar.