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Small Business Saturday

#ShopSmall and #SupportLocal this Small Business Saturday and win big!

This November 27, the Lake Champlain Chamber encourages you to shop & dine local. For every purchase of $25 or more that you make, you will be entered into a raffle. Raffle items include gift cards to local member businesses, Hello Burlington swag, and more!

Small Business Saturday has an impact

Last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration reported Americans spent nearly $20 billion on Small Business Saturday, and in the years before that, consumers spent a cumulative $100 billion-plus on this shopping holiday.

According to American Express, an average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at small businesses in the U.S. stays in the local community. Further, every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services.

How to make the most of Small Business Saturday if you are a...

small business

community member

  •  Set a goal to shop small this year. Get inspiration with our gift guide, and enter our raffle once you have completed your purchases
  •  Dine out, or pick up takeout and be sure to tip generously
  • Get digital: leave a review,  share a pic with a shoutout, or share/comment/like your favorite small business’ social media posts
  • Check in with business owners and employees. Remind them how much we appreciate them.
  • Refer friends and family to local businesses