The Downtown Glenside Community Partnership is encouraging local folks – as well as visitors from throughout the area – to shop small today.
Small Business Saturday.
According to the Downtown Glenside Community Partnership, a number of businesses will have special deals today, including “DC Interiors, Sweet Magnolia, TreVi, DRESS 2 DANCE, Flow Kitchen, Glenside Pub, Rocky’s Glenside, Primex Garden Center, The Dovetail Artisans, Anne’s Kitchen Table, Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Jasmine Asian Bistro, Hibberts [Engraving], Wesley Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment, [and] Rustic & Refined.”
Small Business Saturday began as a promotional event of American Express in 2010. According to a statement from the firm, “Small businesses [were]…hurting from an economy in recession. In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express [launched]…Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.”
“One year later, as the Shop Small Movement [gained]…momentum,” the statement continued, “local officials across the nation [took]…notice and promote Small Business Saturday.”
The promotional event received widespread support from governmental leaders throughout the country, according to the statement from American Express: “In 2011, the Senate unanimously [passed]…a resolution in support of the day, and officials in all 50 states [participated]…It even [got]…a shout-out from the President of the United States.”
Posters are courtesy of the Downtown Glenside Community Partnership, 2018.