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Join us! Small Business Saturday is November 25

Downtown Scranton businesses are ready for holiday shoppers!

November 25 will mark the 14th annual Small Business Saturday in the Electric City, and business owners in Downtown Scranton can’t wait to welcome holiday shoppers and diners into their establishments.

To commemorate this special day, Mayor Paige G. Cognetti, leaders of Scranton Tomorrow, and local business owners recently gathered at Scranton Tomorrow headquarters on Linden Street in Downtown Scranton. Mayor Cognetti officially proclaimed Saturday, November 25 as Small Business Saturday in Scranton.

Scranton Tomorrow has facilitated the promotion locally since its inception in 2010.

“We’re honored to spearhead this promotion in Downtown Scranton once again. We encourage everyone to support local all year around, but it’s especially important to contribute to the businesses that make such a vital impact on our local economy during the holiday season. They are the backbone of our local economy.”
- Leslie Collins, President & CEO, Scranton Tomorrow

Data from American Express and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) supports this point. American Express estimates that for every dollar spent at a small business, an average of $.68 stays within the local community that business serves. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses donate 250 percent more than larger businesses donate to non-profits and community causes.

In Downtown Scranton, independent businesses offer plenty of options to make supporting local easy. In addition to in-person shopping and dining, many businesses offer online sales and delivery services. For a directory of retailers in Downtown Scranton, visit our Downtown Scranton Shopping Guide. For a list of Downtown restaurants, visit our Downtown Scranton Dining Guide. Those who shop and dine in the Downtown Scranton Business District during the holidays are encouraged to spread the joy on social media using #shopsmall, #smallbiz, #supportlocal, #shoplocal, #dinelocal.

About Small Business Saturday

According to American Express, “Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country and is part of the larger Shop Small Movement. 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 an estimated $163 billion at small businesses across all 12 Small Business Saturdays combined*.” Click here to learn more.

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Scranton is part of Deck the Downtown,

Scranton Tomorrow's annual holiday campaign.

Click here for more Deck the Downtown promotions and events!


Thank You!

We are grateful for the support of our Deck the Downtown sponsors

and media partners for making our annual holiday campaign possible.

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