Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to shop small Saturday, Nov. 30

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TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to support local small businesses Saturday, Nov. 30. The TVCC recognizes small businesses as independently owned and operated stores, within the local community, who have up to 25 employees.

Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in the midst of the recession to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses, by infusing money back into local economies. This day celebrates the important role of small businesses in the economy and is recognized as an annual event that takes place nationwide on the Saturday following Thanksgiving – one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

“Shop Small Saturday is an event that honors the hard work, service, creativity and quality products of our local artisans, creatives and entrepreneurs. Temecula Valley is home to hundreds of small boutiques and #shopsmall service providers. In a day and age where it’s convenient to shop online or visit a big box store, we highly encourage you to dedicate Nov. 30, to #shopsmall and #shoplocal. Make it a family affair, use it to get into the holiday spirit; thank a local entrepreneur with your patronage,” Emily Falappino, president and CEO of Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, said.

Many chamber members are offering special deals to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visit the TVCC website to view them all at www.temecula.org/small-business-saturday.

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce reminds shoppers to share their small business shopping experiences on social media. Make sure to tag the Temecula chamber and include the hashtag #TVCCShopSmall for all the local restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, entertainment venues and more.

Submitted by Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce.