The economic reports are in, Americans spent more than last year on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. With White Pine County’s SMALL BUSINESS SEASON in full swing from November 1st – December 31st, the White Pine Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Local Small Businesses throughout the holidays; encouraging every person in our community to support friends and neighbors by shopping, dining, and experiencing local. No worrying about missed deliveries. No lines at big box stores. No long distance travel. No online scams. Just keeping local dollars local.
Local small businesses are the backbone of our community by creating jobs as well as donating to non profits, youth organizations, and local events. Together, let’s help these small businesses thrive. On average, for every dollar spent at a small business, close to 70% of the revenue stays local. These dollars help support schools, parks, and more. Statistics also show that 65% of the annual revenue a small business generates is during the holidays. Operating a small business is a lot of work and, without local support, unsustainable.
We hope to encourage people to patronize all sorts of small/independently-owned businesses this holiday season. In addition to our wonderful retail options, there are dining establishments, personal service providers, even local artisans that all need your support. A whole season of supporting Small Businesses comes in many forms: Writing reviews, referring friends and family, checking-in at and taking pictures or videos to share on social media when you’re visiting your favorite small businesses, sharing small business posts on social media, or attending events.
Join us in a pledge to support local small businesses this holiday season. Shopping small can make a big difference. If you’re a small business, visit the Small Business Season website for your free marketing collateral. Together, let’s rally our community to Shop Small every Saturday and all season long! When they thrive, we all thrive! Where you spend your money this holiday season matters. Make it count.
Other ways to support local small businesses is getting into White Pine County retailers, service providers, and restaurants to patronize and then participate in The Best Of White Pine Contest. Vote online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5PQDJPX or find the link on the White Pine Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.
Be sure to visit downtown Ely, Baker, McGill, and Lund shops and retailers this season to see all the many unique and personalized gifts White Pine Small businesses have to offer.