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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is honored to support the small business community in the tri-county region for the tenth annual Small Business Saturday, taking place this Saturday, Nov. 30.

Created by American Express, the annual observance occurs the Saturday after Thanksgiving and supports small businesses nationwide to create a local and positive economic impact during the holiday season.  

“This Nov. 30, we encourage all shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday and bring the community together to support your favorite local small business,” said Michelle Rahl, vice president of member engagement, LRCC. “We encourage folks to shop small – however, the economic impact is anything but small!”

According to a recent Small Business Economic Impact study, two-thirds of every dollar or 67 cents spent at a small business stays in the local community. Additionally, there are approximately 856,273 small businesses in Michigan. For this reason, the LRCC encourages residents to visit local and independently-owned stores – particularly those with ‘Shop Small’ branding – this Saturday and purchase various goods and services.

“It is exciting to once again participate in the Small Business Saturday campaign as more than 80% of our Chamber membership is comprised of small businesses with 15 employees or less,” said Rahl. “Our small business owners and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood and soul of our community and we are proud to support them through partnerships like Small Business Saturday.”

The LRCC is supporting Small Business Saturday as a “Neighborhood Champion,” which provides the organization with kits to distribute to a handful of businesses. The kit consists of branded materials, such as a banner and tote bag to assist in driving traffic on Nov. 30.

The businesses that received the kits from the LRCC include:

  • Moneyball – Okemos
  • Kellie’s Consignments – Okemos
  • Dusty’s Cellar – Okemos
  • Henry’s Place/Asian Buffett – Okemos
  • Sacred Oasis Massage and Wellness – Lansing and Okemos
  • Reputation Beverage – Lansing and DeWitt
  • Fudge and Frosting – Lansing
  • Harry’s Place – Lansing
  • Liskey’s Auto and Truck Service – Lansing
  • Holiday Salon – Lansing
  • Peanut Shop – Downtown Lansing
  • Kositchek’s – Downtown Lansing
  • Preuss Pets – Old Town
  • Meat Southern BBQ – Old Town
  • Bradly’s Home and Garden – Old Town
  • Student Book Store – East Lansing
  • Playmakers – East Lansing
  • Country Stitches – East Lansing

About Small Business Saturday

Nov. 30 marks the tenth annual Small Business Saturday. The annual observance supports local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods across the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.  

About the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce works relentlessly to help businesses connect, grow and thrive. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has served as the voice of the Lansing region business community. More information about the Chamber, its programs and services can be found online at, Facebook (@LansingChamber), Instagram (@lansingregionalchamber), Twitter (@LansingChamber) and LinkedIn.