Support Local Businesses This Saturday

Local businesses are offering many sales and gift ideas as part of the pre-Christmas shopping kick-off on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping day that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, SBS kickstarts the holiday shopping season. Businesses typically offer sales and other incentives to get customers through the door and boost sales. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010. Since then, Small Business Saturday has evolved into a Shop Small® movement that encourages consumers to support local businesses and communities year-round.

Shopping locally supports our community by creating and preserving jobs, and strengthening local businesses so they can continually offer new products and services to residents.  It also supports many locally-produced goods unique to our community.

In Salem, The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Cookie Walk to encourage shoppers to participate in the sales local merchants are offering. Cookie walkers will be registered to join the hunt for the cookies distributed by event participants at the several cookie stops. Santa will also be making an appearance.

Cookie stops will be at the following locations:

*3 Stories Trading Co.
*Alexanders Custom Creations (inside Raquel's)
*Framing on the Square
*Home Roots
*LaGene Jewelers
*Lincks Clothing and Shoes
*Lisa's Farmhouse Market
*Nana's This N That Shop
*Nancy's Hair Expressions
*Raquel's Restaurant
*Salem Apothecary
*Tees & Tumblers
Adults may bring their children for a free photo. The Washington County Chamber will have a professional photographer at the event.
The Chamber will also be selling bags for the participants of the Cookie Walk to collect their cookies from participating businesses. Cookie Collectors can then return their forms for their chance at a community e-gift card! Shoppers can present their purchase receipts to chamber representatives to receive additional entries.


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