Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MCC Supports Small Business Saturday


The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce lends its support to Small Business Saturday® and drives commerce to Manhattan small businesses.

New York City – <October 29, 2015> –  The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 28th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce encourages all small businesses in Manhattan to participate in Small Business Saturday. Over the next few weeks MCC will reach out to its members and encourage them to take advantage of the materials at ShopSmall.com, plan in-store events for November 28th and put together promotional campaigns to optimize sales for the day. MCC will promote all businesses who sign up for the program. “We love Small Business Saturday!” says MCC President Nancy Ploeger. We have participated for the last several years and has been a great success, especially for the businesses affected by the Second Avenue Subway Construction. This year we hope to include businesses beyond our retail and restaurant members to include service sector companies such as technology, legal, accounting and others to also join in to promote their services. Small business is essential to a thriving NYC economy and we look forward to highlighting all those who participate this year.”

Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2014, nearly 3,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including President Obama.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses in Manhattan, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.1

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page.


Laura Bucko
VP of Communications
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Heather Norton
American Express


November 28th marks the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.

1Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions, March 2014.

This Small Business Saturday Supporter Toolkit Asset (“Toolkit Asset”) is intended for use by organizations that have committed to supporting Small Business Saturday and executed a Partnership Agreement for Small Business Saturday (the “Partnership Agreement”). For those organizations (“Small Business Saturday Coalition”), the right to use this Toolkit Asset is granted subject to the terms and conditions of the Toolkit Terms and the Partnership Agreement.

Please be sure to read the Toolkit Terms before using this Toolkit Asset. By using this Toolkit Asset, you are affirming that you have read and agreed to the Toolkit Terms. If you are not a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition, you are not permitted to use this Toolkit Asset. If you wish to join the Coalition, contact LBuim@wipp.org to find out how to sign up.

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