Shopping Local in Texarkana is More Important than Ever – #ShopSmallTXK

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The pandemic has been tough on everyone. Businesses, individuals… we cannot think of anyone that has not been affected in some way. Our Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals celebrate the 2020 holiday season and 11th Annual Small Business Saturday with the #ShopSmallTXK social media campaign. More than ever, we need to think Texarkana first.

Press Release:

The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals announced today that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, it will be hosting a contest via social media as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28 and all holiday season long. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.

The Small Business Saturday Challenge will begin November 20 and end December 4. The challenge encourages community members to post a photo on Facebook and Instagram showing a proof of purchase from a local small business, and using the hashtag #ShopSmallTXK during the contest time frame. For every #ShopSmallTXK post, the participant will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include gift certificates from Dot’s Ace Hardware, Graham Slam Bakery, Southern Grace Boutique, Brewsters Coffee and many more!

This year’s celebration is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $120 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. 1 That’s $120 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just ten days alone.

In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 28, the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals is participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season2
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Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com

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