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LRCC celebrates local small businesses by promoting Small Business Saturday® in Greater Lansing

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  
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The Saturday after Thanksgiving honors the nation’s small business community

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is pleased to once again support the small business community throughout the Greater Lansing region for the eighth annual Small Business Saturday on November 25. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country an economic boost.  


Recognizing the importance of supporting small independently-owned businesses in our community, the Chamber encourages residents of the tri-county region to take part in Small Business Saturday on November 25 by visiting your favorite small businesses and purchasing the various goods and services offered. Look for the blue and white “Shop Small” branding to locate businesses partaking in Small Business Saturday. 


“We are pleased to take a leadership role in supporting the Small Business Saturday program in our region, as more than 80 percent of our membership is comprised of small businesses with less than 15 employees,” said Michelle Rahl, LRCC Director of Business Development. “We will continue to support our entrepreneurs and small business owners in any way possible. Partnerships, such as the Small Business Saturday program, allow the Chamber to drive additional attention and revenue to our local small businesses.”


Small business owners can take advantage of free marketing tools and consumers can find small merchants to shop at on Small Business Saturday by visiting


The Chamber is supporting Small Business Saturday as a “Neighborhood Champion,” which provides our organization with Small Business Saturday kits to distribute to carefully selected businesses. These kits consist of branded balloons, banners, tote bags, and more to help drive shopping traffic on November 25. The businesses which received the kits are as follows:

About Small Business Saturday

November 25 marks the eighth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. In 2012, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion at small retailers on Small Business Saturday. By 2016, that amount nearly tripled to $15.4 billion with over 112 million people coming out to shop on Small Business Saturday.


About the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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