Support Local Businesses in Snohomish County On Small Business Saturday and All Year Long
22 Nov 2022
Small Business Saturday is on November 26, and not only is it the perfect time to shop local and support Snohomish County’s many stores and restaurants but is also a reminder to support our local businesses all year long.
For a special holiday meal, dine at one of Feedme Hospitality’s restaurants – Bar Dojo, Salt and Iron, MARKET, SanKai, Fire & The Feast, The Potlatch, and Shore Pine. For holiday parties, there is Shooby Doo Catering, and for a gift that’s perfect for any person or occasion, there are gift cards for purchase at all of Feedme Hospitality’s restaurants.
The Everett Mall has something for everyone, with a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Click here for holiday hours, holiday events, and details about photos with Santa.
Quil Ceda Village is a wonderful place to visit during the holiday season, with plenty of shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and outdoor activities. Click here for all of their holiday events, including Lights & Ice, with ice skating, vendors, music, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more than 700,000 lights!
Why We Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday
When you shop at small businesses, it has a positive ripple effect on the entire community, according to the Small Business Economic Impact Study that found that small businesses keep most of their revenue within the community. For every dollar spent at a small business, it supports an additional 50 cents in local business activity. Every ten jobs created at a local business supports an additional seven jobs within the community (Small Business Economic Impact Study, 2018). These are just some of the compelling reasons to direct holiday spending away from online shopping and into the small businesses that contribute to making Snohomish County so vibrant, diverse, and thriving.
According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the support small businesses receive on Small Business Saturday helps them start their critical holiday season from a place of strength, and raises awareness about the benefits of shopping locally. The majority of small retailers report that they generate a majority of their sales during the holiday season. Nationally, the campaign is working. From 2010 to 2018, $103 billion in sales was generated for small businesses on Small Business Saturday (National Federation of Independent Business, 2019).
Join Us in Supporting Local Businesses on Saturday, November 26 (and throughout the year!)
Small businesses are an incredible local resource and an important part of the Snohomish County economy. Small businesses create jobs, strengthen the economy and create unique holiday experiences and memories for our families. Join us in supporting them by shopping small on Saturday, November 26, and throughout the year!