Small Business Saturday
We’re proud to be a major supporter of small business, and we are proud to support our community.
When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let’s help strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small ® initiative all year. But especially on November 28th, consider shopping with small, local businesses (find a list of those that are members of the Chamber here.)
When you Shop Small on November 28th, we hope you’ll join in on our game! Check out the game board here, then, read on to learn how to play.
Join the conversation! Follow us on Instagram @BillingsChamber. Click here to check us out! And remember to #ShopBillings and #ShopSmall
What is the Small Business Saturday Movement?
Last year nearly 1,500 businesses participated in Small Business Saturday and people spent an estimated $14.3 billion at small independent businesses. We’re proud of our programs’ growth with over 40 local businesses who have joined our Shop Small Saturday movement this year.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce is the 2015 Neighborhood Champion for the city of Billings. American Express encourages area Chambers of Commerce to champion their city’s Small Business Saturday so they can link together small businesses across the city, help coordinate media and marketing, and ultimately champion the drive for consumers to get out and shop small businesses. And, now we need you to rally with us! Explore the questions and answers below to learn more about the program.
Q: When is Small Business Saturday?
A: Small Business Saturday is November 28th and marketing for this campaign will be promoted throughout the month of November.
Q: What is the Small Business Saturday Monopoly Game and how do I play?
A: The Small Business Saturday Monopoly Game is a way for you, the consumer, to get out, shop with small businesses, and enter to win gift cards from the participating merchants! The game actually lasts all weekend – meaning you don’t have to cram all your shopping into Saturday. Start on Saturday, November 28th and shop through November 30th. At each stop, have an employee mark your board. Once you’ve visited ten participating merchants, leave your game board there. We’ll pick them up on December 1st and draw the winners by December 4th!
Q: Can anyone participate in the game?
A: No. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Complete Rules and Regulations available here.
Q: Do I need to purchase something at each of the ten merchants?
A little more on the subject of small business:
The Billings Chamber is based on small businesses; in fact, 88% of our membership base is comprised of small businesses. The Billings Chamber supports all businesses through a combination of advocacy, facilitated business connections and opportunities for growth. In particular, our advocacy efforts aim to be a voice for small businesses in general, speaking out in favor of legislation, policies and movements that are pro-business, and advocating against those that will do harm to small businesses. Small Business Saturday and our Shop Billings movement are a perfect example of these efforts. Before going online this holiday season, support your friends and neighbors. Shop Billings!