Small Business Saturday: Let’s Hear it For the Girls!

November 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm 4 comments

Tomorrow we’ll be unveiling our Second Annual Black Friday post featuring local Black Friday bargains, but today we’re bringing attention to Small Business Saturday, a nationwide movement aimed at driving shoppers back into their local communities following the biggest retail shopping day of the year (and the official kick-off to the Christmas shoppingpalooza). Small Business Saturday is supported by American Express (btw, I’m still waiting on my own personal black card, AmEx…), which is hoping to  brand the event like “Black Friday” and “Cyber-Monday” have done successfully. According to Texas-based research firm Civic Economics, every $100 spent at a local store translates into $68 for the surrounding community–that compares with only $43 when you shop at a chain store.

Here’s how it works: REGISTER HERE, then use your registered AmEx to shop at participating small businesses this Saturday and you’ll receive a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at participating small businesses enrollment is limited). An added bonus? For every “like” Small Business Saturday gets on their Facebook page (, AmEx has pledged to donate $1 (up to $500,000) to Girls Inc. to help girls learn about entrepreneurship.

A slew of local businesses in Newport are participating and promoting the event, including Laura Jean Denim Shop, The Linen Shop, Lou Lou’s Décor in Portsmouth’s Clock Tower Square, The Nutcracker Suite Christmas Shop on Touro Street, Life Is Good on Thames Street, Infant Interiors and a ton more (we’ll be adding more to this list up through Saturday…).

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. vintagetovogue  |  November 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    WE would love to be part of this event. Please contact Shana at VINTAGE TO VOGUE, 523 Thames Street, Newport, 401-845-2223.

  • 2. Hilary Wiech  |  November 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Do you know how a small business becomes a participant?

    • 3. Andrea McHugh  |  November 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      The promotion is through American Express, and businesses have to register through them.

  • 4. vintagetovogue  |  July 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Reblogged this on Vintagetovogue's Blog and commented:
    Would love to have The Stylefile check out Vintage To Vogues new location at 489 Thames Street. Beautiful shop.


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