It's Small Business Saturday — a a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in downtown Riverhead, Jamesport, Aquebogue, Calverton, Baiting Hollow and Wading River.
Many local businesses were forced to close for several days due to Superstorm Sandy and subsequent power outages. They could use a boost, now that things are getting back to normal.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
You can “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Patch Wants to Know: What small businesses do you patronize? And what makes them great? Share in the comments section below.