Chamber, ISBDC Encourages Small Business Saturday Shopping
Terre Haute, Ind. – The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and local organizations are working to support and strengthen the efforts of local small business in West Central Indiana.
In addition to traditional offerings to members, the Chamber is also partnering with the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center. Earlier this year the two groups released the “Small Business Saturday 2020 Business Resources and Guide”. Inside the guide features materials from American Express and the Shop Small initiative, along with local resources, tips and marketing materials from the Chamber and ISBDC.
Advertising the sales and deals of all small business in West Central Indiana, the ISBDC has launched, www.wcshopsmall.com. The website will feature local business in an online directory. Deals and information are still being collected, with no cost to the business. For more information call (812) 237-7676.
“Our hope is by providing a one-stop shop for Small Business Saturday deals individuals will not only save money by supporting local but also be introduced to some amazing unique local businesses,” says ISBDC Regional Director Courtney Chipol. “If there was ever a time to put a little more thought into your family and friend gifts it is 2020 and our local businesses definitely have that special offering to show your love.”
Downtown Terre Haute is also working to support local shops and businesses. Again in 2020 the Chamber and DTH were chosen by the Shop Small organization as a “Neighborhood Partner”. This designation affords the Chamber to push out both virtual and physical tools to Chamber and Downtown Terre Haute members.
“It’s important to remember that so many of our local small businesses are offering curbside pick-up, online shopping and even delivery,” says Chamber President Kristin Craig. “This year, more than ever, it is critical that people choose to support local businesses.”
The local media is encouraged to continue the support of local business with features, stories and information about Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Initiative. Media requests can be directed to Katie Shane, email@example.com. Both the Chamber and ISBDC can be available for interviews, along with directing the media to specific businesses.