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Mason Celebrates Small Business on November 25

Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
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The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce and Mason Area Independent Business Alliance has announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 25th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.

To celebrate the day, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Chamber volunteers will be stationed at the “Big Santa” and his “Letters to Santa Mailbox” on the southwest corner of the Ingham County Courthouse Square. They will be there to take pictures on a family’s phone or camera and encourage local shopping.

“The first 300 people to come to the corner and get their photos taken will get free Santa hats, courtesy of sponsor Ware’s Pharmacy,” said Emily Fenger, MACC program assistant.   Bestsellers Books and Coffee Company is also sponsoring “Cocoa on the Corner” providing hot chocolate to all who come by that morning during the event.

The City of Mason and Ingham County are also partners in the event. Information on all Mason area events is available by e-mailing masonchamber@masonchamber.org or calling 517-676-1046.  For the most recent information, click on “Events” at the www.masonchamber.org website.

Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2016, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, according to the 2016 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Small Business Saturday celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce and its Mason Area Independent Business Alliance recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities.

According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of firms with paid employees. Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.


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