#ShopSmall for the Holidays-Small Business Saturday 2016

This Nov 26, we want to encourage you to celebrate Small Business Saturday! Mark your calendars for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to shop small.

In the Baltimore area, there are several charming neighborhoods and main street areas that are perfect for kicking off your holiday shopping! Whether you’re near Hampden, Ellicott City, Berlin, Frederick, Catonsville, Havre de Grace, or others, these main street small businesses are an integral part of the community and shopping with them positively impacts the local economy!

Why shop small? Check out our Small Business Saturday infographic–a great example of how shopping small impacts the local economy.

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Shopping small isn’t just for food services and retail stores. Professional service companies can play a part as well. Locally owned businesses create new jobs, establish a sense of community, and benefit the local economy by spending and partnering with other local small businesses.

When locally owned businesses purchase with other local businesses, it requires less transportation, which, in turn, reduces environmental impact, deducts from sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution. Learn more about how shopping small can positively affect your local community and economy, here.

So, get out there on November 26 and show some love to your local small businesses! Don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.