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Shop Locally in Concord on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

 

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 Concord.

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.

We all know that Concord has a vibrant small business community. And on its website, American Express has compiled a list of "qualifying" small businesses in Concord. Among them:

  • Colonial Stores
  • Many Nations Trading Post
  • Vanderhoof Hardware
  • Lacoste Gallery
  • Concord Hand Designs
  • Lyn Evans for Potpourri Designs
  • Artinian Jewelery
  • Goldsmiths 3
  • George Vassel Jewelers
  • Viola
  • Sara Campbell
  • Footstock
  • Twin Seafood
  • Comina
  • Priscilla Candy Shop
  • Comella's
  • French Lessons
  • The Toy Shop
  • Concord Lamp and Shade
  • Walden Liquors
  • Artisans Way Gallery
  • Hatch
  • Thoreauly Antiques
  • Irresistibles
  • Blue Dry Goods
  • The dotted i
  • Perceptions
  • The Concord Bookshop
  • Brine's Sporting Goods
  • Tess and Carlos
  • Fritz & Gigi
  • Get in Shape for Women
  • Trails End
  • La Provence
  • ATA Cycle
  • Concord Provisions
  • JuJu Sports
  • Copper Penny Flowers
  • Sorrentos
  • Bedford Farms
  • Chang An
  • Farfalle Italian Market
  • Fantastisk Nails & Spa
  • Mane Escape Salon
  • Concord Convenience

You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. 

Carol Spach November 24, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Is there a reason that not ONE of the SMALL BUSINESSES in West Concord are included in this list. Carol Spach WestConcordVillage.org
Carol Jamison November 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I did all my shopping right here in West Concord (part of Concord). Carol Spach asks a good question. Why are the small businesses in West Concord not represented on this list?
Patrick Ball November 26, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Hi Carols, As noted in the story, the list above was taken from the list of businesses provided on the American Express website. -patrick
Carol Spach November 26, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Thanks Patrick. I guess it is time to educate American Express. Another item to add to my "to do" list.

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