October 29, 2014
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association lends its support to Small Business Saturday® and drives commerce to local small businesses
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 29, 2014. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host a shopping kickoff event on Saturday, November 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Mountain College/Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Visitor Center, located at 802 Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. Sweet ColoraDough is co-sponsoring the event and will provide complimentary coffee and doughnuts. The Glenwood Springs Chamber will be doing drawings throughout the morning and will give away twenty-five $25 American Express gift cards to encourage shopping at small businesses that day. The event is free and open to the public.
Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2013, nearly 1,500 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C., including President Obama who took his daughters shopping at a local bookstore.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association recognizes the importance of supporting small business in Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area and the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2012, small businesses nationwide accounted for 64% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.1
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
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ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Nov 29 marks the fifth 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. To date, more than 3.3 million Facebook users “liked” the Small Business Saturday page2. Just last year, 370+ advocacy organizations, 160+ corporations, and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. declared their support for Small Business Saturday.
ABOUT THE GLENWOOD SPRINGS CHAMBER
Located in the heart of the downtown at 802 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, CO, the Glenwood Springs Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization. Mission: The purpose of the GSCRA is to provide leadership, promote commerce, encourage measured growth and continue to support such endeavors which will enrich the quality of life in our community. For more information, or to become a chamber member phone 945-6589 or visit us on the web www.glenwoodchamber.com.
1 Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions, September 2012
2 According to Facebook Insights, the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/SmallBusinessSaturday received 3,316,569 “Likes” as of 5/20/2014