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Shop Small This Holiday Season

What: Share joy and shop small this holiday season because #LocalMatters.

When: Support small, local businesses this entire holiday shopping season, especially on "Small Business Saturday," which is the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/28/20), and help us turn Monday, 11/30/20 into “Local Cyber Monday” and send serious love to our local nonprofits on 12/1/20, which is “Giving Tuesday.”

Actions - If you are a small business owner or manager:

  1. Learn more about Small Business Saturday and get your business added to the Small Business Saturday Map.
  2. Download free, customizable Small Business Saturday assets.
  3. Update your google listing so shoppers can find you, your store hours, and your Covid-conscious operations.
  4. Follow the Chamber on social media (facebooktwitterinstagram) and use the hashtags #ShopSmall, #BuyLocal, #LocalMatters, and #SafeCommerce.

Actions - If you are a local resident:

  1. Join Chamber staff and commit to buy 100% of your holiday gifts from small, local businesses this holiday season. You can mask-up and shop in-person; order online for shipping, delivery, or curbside pick-up; buy gift cards, services, and experiences; and shop at the farmers’ markets and sign up for a CSA.
  2. Stop-by the Carrboro Farmers' Market on Small Business Saturday (11/28/20) to pick-up a swag bag compliments of the Carrboro Business Alliance (from 9-10am while supplies last!).
  3. Decide to donate to local charities on Giving Tuesday (12/1/20).
  4. Spread the local love with a positive online review of a local business.
  5. Encourage others to shop small this holiday season.
  6. Follow the Chamber on social media (facebooktwitterinstagram) and use the hashtags #ShopSmall, #BuyLocal, #LocalMatters, and #SafeCommerce.

Why: This holiday season will look a little different, but we can still support our small, local businesses. Every time you make a purchase at a local business, you support local jobs and help preserve the local character of our community. In fact, 67 cents of every dollar you spend at a local business stays in our community ("Small Business Economic Impact Study," American Express). When we spend it here, we keep it here. So keep it local. #LocalMatters

Safety: Our local business community is Covid-conscious and committed to operating safely. Many employers and employees are now Count on Me NC-certified. #SafeCommerce

Find a Local Business:

Contact: The Chamber will update this page as more information becomes available, including the special Carrboro Cheer Holiday Gift Guide from the Carrboro Business Alliance. For questions, contact Chamber Vice President for External Affairs, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or KLoovis@carolinachamber.org.