Get ready to shop for the holidays but be sure to shop small, shop local and you could win prizes. The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals announced yesterday that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, it will be hosting a contest via social media as part of Small Business Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday is Nov 28 but this challenge begins tomorrow Saturday, November 20 and ends December 4. Here's how it works, just post a photo on Facebook and Instagram showing a proof of purchase from a local small business and be sure to use the hashtag #ShopSmallTXK during the contest time frame. For every #ShopSmallTXK post, the participant will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include gift certificates from Dot’s Ace Hardware, Graham Slam Bakery, Southern Grace Boutique, Brewsters Coffee and many more!

According to a press release, this year’s celebration is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $120 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. 1 That’s $120 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just ten days alone.

In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 28, the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Texarkana Arkansas and Texas, Main Street Texarkana, and Greater Texarkana Young Professionals is participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season.

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com

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