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    November 19, 2020

    The 11th Annual Shop Small Saturday is coming soon! 

    November 28th, 2020


    “American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every successful neighborhood. That's why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — we created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.” source:  americanexpress.com/shopsmall


    Brighton, Nov. 18, 2020 - The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has been chosen as a Shop Small “Neighborhood Champion” through the American Express Shop Small campaign. We are pleased to announce this special event brought to you through a partnership of The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, the Brighton Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Brighton.


    All are encouraged to support the diverse selection of local establishments to Shop Small on Saturday November 28.  Participating small businesses include: shops, restaurants and breweries, salons, boutiques and more.  Many will offer special discounts and offers unique to Shop Small Saturday.   Please use the hashtags: #ShopSmallSaturday and #ShopSmallBrightonCo as you support small businesses on social media.  We will use Facebook and Instagram to announce Shop Small happenings in Brighton, Colorado as the day approaches.


    Shop Small Saturday is about more than just shopping at small businesses. It’s a cause that helps support our local economy and promote a unique, vibrant, and diverse community. Shop Small Saturday is a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners, and organizers who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters. Brighton small businesses play a key role in helping our community thrive. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community.


    Small Business Saturday was created 10 years ago by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: getting more customers. Today, the day has become a national tradition with seven in ten (70%) American adults surveyed by American Express and NFIB reporting being aware of the day. Shoppers this year are conscious and considering the impact small businesses have in their community. A vast majority of respondents who shopped on Small Business Saturday (96%) agree that shopping at small, independently-owned businesses supports their commitment to making purchases that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact.


    How can you get involved?  If you are a local business please reach out to us with information on any deals or special activities you have planned! Email your promotion to info@brightonchamber.com  

    Sign up as a participating small business in the Shop Small Studio from American Express here: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/studio/

    Find participating businesses in the Brighton area here.

    We want to ensure our Shop Small Campaign is a huge success. Large businesses can also get involved by supporting your community and sponsoring the shop local movement.  And each and every one of us can support our local businesses by shopping locally throughout the holiday season.  


    About the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has been the primary voice for area business in nearly every industry from farming, agriculture and healthcare to small retail business and large-scale manufacturing since 1955.  The Chamber's vision is to be the connector, catalyst, and champion for area businesses to expand the local economy and its mission to deliver, preserve and create a robust business community.



    About the Brighton EDC

    Brighton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is a 501c (6) Colorado non-profit organization serving the Greater Brighton Area. BEDC is the primary agent for economic development services. BEDC offers relocation, retention, and expansion assistance and support to businesses. BEDC works to expand and diversify the local tax base by facilitating the creation of quality jobs and the attraction of retail development. BEDC encourages responsible, diverse growth and development that enhances Brighton’s quality of life as a desirable place to live, work, learn, and play. To learn more about Brighton Economic Development Corporation, visit www.brightonedc.org or call 303.655.2155.


    About Brighton, Colorado

    Founded in 1887, Brighton, Colorado is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Denver and is home to a diverse population of approximately 39,000 residents. To learn more about Brighton, visit www.brightonco.gov.

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