The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to focus on local, small businesses for their holiday shopping needs this year.
Chamber President Tony Howard said Small Business Saturday—the Saturday after Thanksgiving—provides residents and businesses a good opportunity to show their support for Loudoun’s shops, wineries, restaurants and specialty goods businesses.
“Local businesses are the heart and soul of Loudoun County. They provide good jobs for our citizens, great products and services for our residents and the resources to support our schools, charities and youth,” Howard said. “While it makes good sense to support these great Loudoun businesses throughout the year, Small Business Saturday offers a special opportunity to focus on what local businesses mean for our community and for our families.”
“Small Business Saturday” was launched in 2010 in by American Express to encourage shoppers across America to focus a portion of their holiday shopping on small, local businesses. In 2014, the company estimates $14.3 billion was spent at small, independent business on Small Business Saturday.
“For reasons related to the economic impacts, environmental concerns or increasing demand for quality products and customer service, consumers are focused on “Buy Local, Eat Local” more than ever. So whenever Loudouners head out or go online to do their holiday shopping, buying local is always the right choice,” Howard stated.
Loudoun County Chamber’s business directory can be viewed here.