Lakes Proud Small Business Saturday
This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy. Show your Lakes Proud spirit and shop your favorite small business—in-store and online—all season long. Small Business Saturday is Nov. 28 kicks off the holiday shopping season.
This holiday season it’s especially important to shop local when you can as many small businesses are struggling.
If all of us changed just one $50 purchase to support a local business, $42 million* would stay in our local economy every year. One purchase can make a difference.
5 Reasons to Keep it Local
- Keep Money Local: Your money spent here, stays here.
- Personal Service: You’ll find one-of-a-kind items and knowledgeable service
- Good for the Environment: Cut down on shipping and transportation costs with locally made and sustainable products
- Spread the love: You’re supporting someone who dreamed of opening a small business, and in turn, small businesses support schools, local charities, and local sports.
- Creates diversity: You’ll find character and charm in cities and downtowns with vibrant local businesses.
*In Cass and Crow Wing Counties