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Blount Chamber to support small businesses

Blount Chamber to support small businesses

NEW YORK: Blount Chamber of of Commerce is reminding shoppers to “shop small” this holiday season through Small Business Saturday.

Nineteen small businesses in Blount County elected to participate in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, which traditionally falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support neighborhoods.

“We feel like this is a great way to make people aware of shopping at local businesses during one of the busiest shopping days of the year,” said Blount Partnership President Bryan Daniels. “As the voice of small businesses, we want to do all we can to help promote our many small businesses.”

In addition, the Chamber reminds shoppers to shop local on Black Friday, Nov. 27. To combat the web shoppers on Cyber-Monday, Nov. 30, some retailers are holding a, “Cyder-Monday,” as they are offering free hot apple cider to their patrons who visit in-store.

Leading the way on “Cyder Monday” is Little River Trading Co. which is offering a free handmade mug courtesy of Maryville’s Studio 212 with a $150 purchase. There will be “hot apple cyder,” along with 20% off Columbia, Prana and The North Face Footwear.