Chamber to kick off holiday shopping

— Black Friday. Cyber Monday.

If you need another reason to shop, this year the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will participate in Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday, a national effort, will be held Saturday, Nov. 26. Its goal is to promote local businesses.

“The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the nationwide initiative in hopes to lend support to area businesses,” said Matthew Courtright, Ti Chamber executive director. “Small Business Saturday falls on Thanksgiving weekend, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when most holiday shopping begins.

“Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need; create more demand for their products and services,” Courtright said. “This day is also used an occasion to recognize the importance of small business and their vital contributions to the economy, job creation, and local communities. The national initiative encourages consumers to shop at small businesses during the holiday season.”

All small businesses, not just those that use or accept American Express, are able to participate.

“Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity for community members to support Ticonderoga area businesses as well as giving small businesses an opportunity to take part in a nationwide effort,” Courtright said.

“We Proudly Participate” signs will be in the windows of participating area business.

For more information on Small Business Saturday, visit www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.

For an area business directory, visit www.ticonderogany.com, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com or call 585-6619. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, Putnam and surrounding areas.

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