Local Elected Officials Promote Small Business Saturday

11/15/2017 Marion, IN— At 8:44am in Marion City Hall, Mayor Jess Alumbaugh declared November 25th Small Business Saturday.

Present at this proclamation were: Marc Lobdell (Small business owner; President of Main Street Marion); Kayla Johnson (Director of Main Street Marion); Mikayla Marazzi (Director of Marketing and Communications for the Grant Co. Economic Growth Council); Jess Alumbaugh (Mayor of Marion); Victoria Herring (Director of Business Development and Operations for the Grant County Economic Growth Council); Emon Jones (Director of Marketing for the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce); Kylie Jackson (President of the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce).

On the Saturday following Black Friday, November 25th, Grant County will join thousands of other counties, cities, towns, and businesses around the nation to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is a nation-wide event dedicated to supporting local businesses; it was founded seven years ago by American Express in response to a pressing need: local businesses need more customers. November 25th will mark the 8th annual Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for Grant County community members to come together and collectively celebrate, promote, and support the local businesses that make our community great.

All individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate in Small Business Saturday. Whether a small business owner, a local professional, or an active community member, there are a variety of ways to get involved: Small businesses can open their businesses on November 25th and offer special deals; other organizations or businesses can promote Small Business Saturday with available physical and digital marketing materials; and community members can shop locally at their favorite Grant County businesses on November 25th.

Marketing materials are available to all individuals and businesses interested in participating in Small Business Saturday. These materials include shopping bags, posters, flags, rugs, flyers, stickers, pins, pens and more. Contact the partners listed below if interested in receiving these marketing materials.

The Grant County Economic Growth Council and the Chronicle Tribune will be sponsoring Small Business Saturday, serving as “Neighborhood Champions”; they will be promoting the event alongside local organizations Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Gas City Area Chamber of Commerce, Upland Chamber of Commerce, the City of Marion, the City of Gas City, the City of Jonesboro, Main Street Marion, Gas City Main Street, Main Street Fairmount, Our Town Upland, and Marion Public Library.

More information can be found at: www.shopsmall.com

To learn more about participating in Small Business Saturday:
Mikayla Marazzi : 765-618-2786mmarazzi@grantcounty.com
Stan Howard: 765-671-2230; SHoward@Chronicle-Tribune.com