NEWTON, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2015) – The Downtown Newton Development Association will participate in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 to support small businesses in Downtown Newton.
Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small and show their neighborhood pride.
Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, the Downtown Newton Development Association is pleased to announce its participation in Small Business Saturday and the Neighborhood Champion program.
On Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the greater Catawba County area is encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday Passport-Shop, Dine, Win event in Downtown Newton. The event will feature Shop Small freebies, great merchant deals, and chances to win really great prizes provided by Downtown Newton merchants. Shoppers can stop by to support local businesses and receive Shop Small giveaways like tote bags, buttons and balloons.
American Express created the Neighborhood Champion program to help rally communities around Small Business Saturday and is working alongside numerous business organizations to support local Small Business Saturday celebrations throughout the country. Participating organizations include the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Independent Business Alliance, the International Downtown Association, The Latino Coalition, the National Main Street Center, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“Downtown Newton is the heart and soul of the county seat of Catawba County and the businesses that call it home do so to better the town. These are your neighbors and shopping small supports continued development of our beautiful downtown. Come to Downtown Newton to experience real hometown hospitality,” Shannon Johnson with the Downtown Newton Development Association said.
About Small Business Saturday
Nov. 28 marks the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
About the Downtown Newton Development Association
The mission of the organization is to create economic development in the City’s Central Business District and to strengthen the unique characteristics that make Downtown Newton a vibrant destination. The DNDA strives to increase business, residential, and cultural activity in the Downtown area by promoting architectural restoration and preservation, increased cooperation between private and public interests, and by projecting a positive image of Downtown Newton.