American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally-owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
For your convenience, here is a partial list of local businesses taking part in the program. For additional qualifying local businesses, including dining establishments, please refer to the searchable map on the Small Business Saturday website.
- Klassic Gold
- Yeager's Pharmacy
- Gilman's at the Cave (Lost River Caverns)
- Saucon Valley Bikes
- Main Street Gym
- The Organic Mattress Store
- Doggy Dao and Cat's Meow
- Saucon Valley Music
- Hellertown Pharmacy
- Frey's Better Foods
- Advanced Optics
Gilman's at the Cave, the gift shop at Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, will host a special event featuring craft demonstrations, live music and a drawing to win a gift basket of souvenir items. And Frey's Better Foods--also in Hellertown--will offer drawings, free samples and demonstrations by Nordic Naturals (2 to 4pm) and Garden of Life (10am to 1pm) on Saturday. The entire event at Frey's will last from 9:30am to 4pm.
For more information about Small Business Saturday, like its Facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally-owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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