Submitted by DOWNTOWN BOWLING GREEN
In recognition of the national event of Shop Small Business Saturday, Bowling Green’s, Mayor Richard Edwards has proclaimed November 25, 2017 Small Business Saturday in the city.
The proclamation was presented by Mayor Edwards at the City Council Meeting on November 6, to Mary Hinkelman, Managing Director for Downtown Bowling Green. This proclamation reminds our community of their need to support our local small businesses.
“The investment each of these small businesses makes to our city when they set up shop here is huge. On Saturday, invite your friends to Shop Small and show support for all your favorite places and visit one new business you’ve been meaning to check out. When small businesses succeed, the entire community is impacted.” said Hinkelman when asked about this national event.
Of every dollar spent locally, 68 cents stays local through jobs that are created, tax revenue that is generated and reinvestment. When that same dollar spent online, the impact diminishes for our local economy.
In the United States there are over 28.8 million small businesses that employ over 48 percent of the working population and create more than 66 percent of the new jobs.
Downtown Bowling Green works with the merchants to promote shopping local year round, but especially on this dedicated day of support. Special offers and hours are great reason to make a stop downtown and this year’s Downtown Dollars Give Away makes even more exciting with $500 in prizes. Enter where you shop and when you vote on a decorated merchant’s window downtown. We also will have a drawing for kids 12 and under when they stop in to see Santa. The Four Corners Center at 130 S. Main St. will be open 11 – 1 pm Saturday for the Santa visits, Julie’s Dance Studio’s sneak peak at the Nutcracker Production and a few seasonal crafts for the children.
Additional information about these events and participating merchants can be found on our website at DowntownBGOhio.org.