Help us celebrate Small Business Saturday! The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce invites shoppers to show their support for small retailers on Nov. 25.

With national trends encouraging shoppers to spend big on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, small businesses have a greater challenge competing for sales during the holiday season. This event reminds people that it’s the local businesses that help make our community great, and that dollars spent with local businesses stay in the community at a much higher percentage than dollars spent at big box stores.

“We are excited to promote Galveston Island and the local businesses across our region as the place to ‘shop small’ for big rewards,” said Gina Spagnola, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “Most island businesses are independently owned and face unique challenges in competing for shoppers. This day is a great opportunity for us to show our support for our friends and neighbors who throughout the year are growing our local economy.”

Thanks to American Express and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has collateral materials to help small businesses promote Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. If you would like to pick up supplies, please stop by the Galveston Chamber located at 2228 Mechanic St., Suite 101, to make your selections while supplies last.

Don’t forget to showcase your support for our local businesses during #SmallBizSat by sharing selfies with #ShopSmall and #GalvChamber, and to tag the business you’re at to help promote the wonderful people we have on Galveston Island and spread the #SmallBiz movement.

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