Small Business Saturday 2022
Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022. The national movement encourages customers to patronize locally owned and operated independent businesses.
Since its conception in 2017, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been working to revitalize the downtown business district through preservation of its buildings and support of its locally owned and operated businesses.
For the support of its community and putting small businesses first, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated a Neighborhood Champion by American Express. Small Business Saturday In-store specials begin at participating merchants including Anita’s Half & Half, Bogey’s Bar & Restaurant, Café Nola, DeFuniak Springs Art Gallery, Embers Bistro, Enforcement Firearms, Fisher’s Pharmacy, H&M Hot Dogs, Katie Beth’s Boutique & Spa, Merle Norman Cosmetics DeFuniak & EmmaLee’s Boutique, Nook and Cranny Consignment, Perla Baking Co., Rhodes Jewelers, Soiree, The Pink House Aesthetics & Wellness Boutique, Tina Smith Photography Studio & Boutique, and Vault 46. In-store promotions begin as early as 8:00 a.m on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Find out about specific hours and promotions from each merchant.
THE MOVEMENT – Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere.
Because shopping at a family-owned framing spot or buying a handmade ring from your favorite online small business helps to promote more vibrant communities.
THE BEGINNING as told by American Express – American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. That’s why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — we created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
NATIONWIDE MOMENTUM – The first Small Business Saturday is a success. One year later, as the Shop Small Movement gains momentum, local officials across the nation take notice and move to promote the day. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passes a resolution in support of the day, and officials in all 50 states participate. It even gets a shout-out from the president of the United States.
LOCAL SUPPORT – In an effort to support their local communities, organizations across the country sign up to serve as Neighborhood Champions. These supporters bring their community together with events and activities on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.
They’re not alone. In 2011, business associations, nonprofit trade groups, municipalities, and public officials start to unite, forming a Small Business Saturday Coalition to encourage everyone to Shop Small.