Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Stoughton. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Check out some local Stoughton businesses in our business directory …
While the word “mob” might have a negative connotation, the goal of “Cash Mob Stoughton” is positive—it is to support locally owned, small businesses in town.
Carlos Vargas, who just won a five-year seat on the Redevelopment Authority in the April 10 town election, is also becoming a mob boss of sorts in Stoughton. But there’s nothing illegal about what Vargas is doing. The Stoughton resident and business owner has helped to organize a “cash mob,” with the goal of funneling support (and money) to local businesses. The first “cash mob” event was last Thursday, April 12 at the Stoughton Bakery on Wyman Street. This Friday, April 20, the “cash mob” will hit the Corner Café on Canton St. The concept is simple: residents are encouraged to visit a designated locally-owned business on the designated “cash mob” day, helping to boost sales or revenues for the small business. Vargas said last week’s mob …