This weekend we’ll be celebrating Small Business Saturday, the often overlooked little brother of Black Friday.
Shoppers won’t nudge each other to be the first to walk into downtown businesses, and anyone is very unlikely to be trampled on or scrambling for a scented candle or locally made pottery bowl. . Instead, Small Business Saturday keeps our dollars local.
The ease and convenience of shopping at big box stores or online retailers like Amazon is nice, but the level of service is paltry compared to that of a local business. When you order from a major retailer, you are funding the next senior vacation home.
When you shop at a small business, you are funding school supplies for the homeowners’ children. You fund the sponsorship of a small league team. You make sure that our sales tax money is regenerated locally and that local jobs can continue to be created.
This weekend, Vicksburg residents will have two opportunities to shop small and make a difference in the lives of their neighbors: Small Business Saturday, which will take place in businesses across town, and the Christmas Open Houses at the old Sundays in downtown Vicksburg.
The event, hosted by the Downtown Vicksburg Main Street program, will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature exclusive shopping offers for customers. The first 100 buyers will also receive a free poinsettia as a gift from Main Street.
Now more than ever, as supply chain issues loom nationwide and shortages are rampant, we can choose to buy locally and support the little guys. Whether it’s a gift for loved ones, a sweet treat or two, or a hard-to-buy gift card for the people on your list, you can find something to suit every budget. in small businesses in Vicksburg.
Stop by the Vicksburg Post office at 1106 Washington St. and pick up a few copies of our latest publications, conveniently displayed on shelves outside the door. And who knows, good boys and girls might even see Jolly Old Saint Nicholas outside if they behave really well.