November 26, 2022

In 2010, the first Small Business Saturday launched a new post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition. The idea is to point the spotlight away from big box stores and onto locally owned shops.City leaders say it’s important to get out and spend your holiday budget close to home.Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig says, “All of these businesses give our downtown area a flavor that is unique.” This year retailers are overcoming COVID-19 concerns that have now evolved into workforce shortages and historic inflation by using online ordering.Mayor Craig says, “COVID has been difficult for all of us, it’s been a real difficult almost two years now. Certainly we have seen the effects on our small business throughout the country and here in the city of Manchester, anything we can do to support them again they are the backbone of our community.”The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce lists more than 30 retailers, restaurants and niche services including fitness classes and specialty cheese and beer stores, even nonprofits are selling swag at a discount for Small Business Saturday.Lauren Getts from the Chamber of Commerce says, “This year it’s really important to come out and support your small business because of how resilient they have been over the past year and a half.”

In 2010, the first Small Business Saturday launched a new post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition. The idea is to point the spotlight away from big box stores and onto locally owned shops.

City leaders say it’s important to get out and spend your holiday budget close to home.

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig says, “All of these businesses give our downtown area a flavor that is unique.”

This year retailers are overcoming COVID-19 concerns that have now evolved into workforce shortages and historic inflation by using online ordering.

Mayor Craig says, “COVID has been difficult for all of us, it’s been a real difficult almost two years now. Certainly we have seen the effects on our small business throughout the country and here in the city of Manchester, anything we can do to support them again they are the backbone of our community.”

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce lists more than 30 retailers, restaurants and niche services including fitness classes and specialty cheese and beer stores, even nonprofits are selling swag at a discount for Small Business Saturday.

Lauren Getts from the Chamber of Commerce says, “This year it’s really important to come out and support your small business because of how resilient they have been over the past year and a half.”

https://www.wmur.com/article/small-business-saturday-puts-spotlight-on-local-stores/38366758