Area Organizations Collaborate for Small Business Saturday

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Savannah, GA) – The Small Business Chamber and Buy Local Savannah are proud to announce their partnership for this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 26th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday is a national initiative, founded by American Express, aimed at getting consumers to spend locally and support the small businesses in their community.

ammie-doverSmall Business Chamber President, Ammie Dover, is reaching out to other professional organizations throughout the Greater Savannah Area to explore ways they can not only get involved, but get their member businesses involved as well. “This isn’t just about the Small Business Chamber or Buy Local Savannah. This is about the entire Greater Savannah area and we want to showcase a strong collaboration. This is our first year for a coordinated regional effort. Our goal is to make Small Business Saturday a success in our market as well as nationwide.”

The two organizations will be launching a social media campaign, featuring #ShopSmallSAV, and setting up numerous opportunities for locally owned businesses to gemickyt involved. Mickey Minick, Vice President of Buy Local Savannah, is one of the committee members spearheading these efforts. “We, at Buy Local Savannah, are so excited to be partnering with our friends at the Small Business Chamber. Small businesses provide an investment in a community. For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, more than half of it returns to the local economy through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. Small Business Saturday is just one opportunity for us to support and spotlight some of those incredible businesses.”

Any small businesses interested in participating should visit the Buy Local Savannah website at or the Small Business Saturday Savannah Facebook page at for more information and a link to sign up.

This is the sixth year that American Express has sponsored the national Small Business Saturday movement. Last year 95 million people decided to #ShopSmall, an 8% increase over 2014. It is estimated that approximately $16.2 billion was spent at small, independent businesses nationally.


The Small Business Chamber is a valued resource for local small businesses. Our primary focus is to provide education, networking and growth opportunities. Our focus is on our members. We strive to support our members in the growth process. We’re the only Chamber in Savannah that provides one member the opportunity to present their business to the group at each monthly event. For more information about the Small Business Chamber visit or

Buy Local’s mission is to support locally owned and operated, independent businesses in the greater Savannah area, to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build our community economic strength, and prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global entities. For more information about Buy Local Savannah visit or

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Are you a small business that would like to participate with Small Business Saturday? Do you have a promotion you would like to submit?