Small Business Saturday

According to the 2011 Small Business Saturday Consumer Spend Survey, 89 million people said they plan to shop small on Small Business Saturday. Where will you shop? The second annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On Nov. 26, we’re asking residents to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.

Also, for the second year in a row, American Express will help drive traffic through the doors of small, locally-owned businesses with a special incentive: a $25 statement credit offer for cardmembers who register their card and spend $25 or more at any qualifying small business that accepts the American Express Card. You can take advantage of this offer by shopping at many Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce member businesses on Nov. 26.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together. It is also the engine of job creation in the U.S. economy and one of the sectors hardest hit by the recession. By spreading the word about Small Business Saturday, you can help raise awareness about the critical role small businesses play in our town at a time when they need support the most.

To find out more about your local small businesses go to the Dearborn Heights Chamber website at or call the office at 313-274-7480 to obtain a free membership directory. Pledge to Shop Small on Nov. 26. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.