METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber has joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and it will, together with American Express, support this year’s Small Business Saturday® celebration, which takes place on November 24. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent businesses that make our communities unique and provide invaluable contributions to our economy.
In order to increase the awareness about Small Business Saturday and what the day has to offer, the Jefferson Chamber will be assisting with promotional efforts of its small business members participating in Small Business Saturday. Check out the Chamber’s Facebook page for the latest updates on what Jefferson Parish small businesses have to offer on November 24.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2017, an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local, independently-owned businesses on Small Business Saturday, according to the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.1 The most reported reason for consumers aware of the day to shop and dine at small, independently-owned businesses
on the day was to support their community (64%), according to the 2017 Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and the Jefferson Chamber recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they foster in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, small businesses accounted for 61.8% of net new jobs from the first quarter of 1993 until the third quarter of 2016 and represented 99.7% of firms with paid employees.3
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.
About Small Business Saturday:
November 24th is the ninth annual Small Business Saturday. Dedicated to supporting the diverse range of local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy and enhance neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: getting more customers. Learn more and connect with us on ShopSmall.com, instagram.com/shopsmall, facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.