This year for Christmas don’t spend all your time in long lines in a big box store instead why not buy local? Downton Russellville Small Business Christmas Open House Merchants will open their doors for the Christmas season on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 1-5 p.m. Businesses will be decorated in true Christmas style, with door-prizes and refreshments for all who stop by. While visiting the shops for that perfect gift, don’t forget the Old Courthouse, the Old Armory, and the Main Street Theater will have crafts and more, Christmas Carols will be sung and the Russellville Trolley riding folks up and down main street.
If your shopping list is not complete never fear because Small Business Saturday is near. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as black Friday when retailers open their doors in the early morning hours to prepare for crowds of people who are looking for a bargain. However, the Saturday following Thanksgiving plays hide and seek between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but easily stands on its own as one of the most important shopping days of the year.
Founded six years ago in response to small business owners’ most pressing need – getting more customers during the busy holiday shopping season – Small Business Saturday has quickly earned its stripes among holiday traditions. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.
This year the Logan County Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Small Business Saturday a registered trademark of American Express Corporation to promote and encourage our community to shop small on Saturday, November 26. Small business owners make up 70 percent of the Logan County Chamber Members from boutiques, hardware/auto stores, hair salons, retail/service, restaurants, photographers, realtors, and more.
This Christmas make a pledge to buy local and help keep Logan County’s Economy Strong and our Small Businesses Open. When you make a purchase locally take a selfie at the business and post it on our Logan Chamber’s Facebook Page.
Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director