FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2013
Council Leaders Celebrate Small Business Saturday
Indianapolis – Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But trying to a find a parking spot at the mall can test your patience. Instead of hitting the big chains, Indianapolis City/County Council President Maggie A. Lewis and Vice President John Barth will spend the day Saturday supporting the locally owned businesses that make our city’s economy and neighborhoods stronger.
“We encourage Indy residents to seek out home-grown businesses this season. Across our city, there are treasures to be found in the small, local stores that offer special one-of-a-kind items,” said President Lewis.
Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize the small, locally owned businesses in their community.
“Small Business Saturday is a great way to rebalance holiday shopping towards the local, neighborhood level. Indianapolis has wonderful local businesses that anchor our neighborhood blocks. By supporting our home-grown businesses we make our city stronger.”
Everyone shopping local Saturday is encouraged to Tweet from their favorite shops using the hash tag #smallbusinesssaturday.