The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is an official Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, this year on Saturday, November 27. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. Since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending nearly $140 billion across all 11 Small Business Saturdays combined.
Shopping local supports the Hudson Valley by helping local businesses to thrive, keep employees working, and generating sales tax revenue for our local economy.
How are you championing Small Business Saturday? We encourage Chamber members to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share their plans with us and be added to our list of participating businesses at dcrcoc.org/shopsmall. Local businesses can also find additional resources at americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/.
Hudson Valley residents can also look for deals from our members at shopthehudsonvalley.com, the Chamber’s initiative begun in 2020 to encourage the Shop Small philosophy year-round.