November 24 is Small Business Saturday

November 19, 2012 9:59 am

Yes, we all know about Black Friday, the annual “holiday” where we stand in crushing lines at big box stores to get incredible deals on gifts for our loved ones. And then there’s Cyber Monday, the day everyone does holiday shopping online.

But have you heard of Small Business Saturday? It’s a much more relaxed day to celebrate small businesses in our communities. You get to shop at and support local businesses and probably get some pretty sweet deals in the process.

The day was first celebrated in 2010 as a way to encourage holiday shopping in local, brick and mortar stores. As a local, brick and mortar retailer in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, we support Small Business Saturday and hope you will, too!

To say THANKS for shopping local that day, all customers are welcome to enter to win one of two $50 cheese baskets! One customer will be chosen from each of our two retail stores. Just add your name and contact info to the sign-up sheets on the counter. You don’t need to be present to win!

Here’s a link to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page.