Community members are invited to shop local this weekend in observance of Small Business Saturday – a marketing initiative, promoted in partnership with the Norman Chamber of Commerce and VisitNorman, intended to support small business owners and celebrate their many contributions.
“We have a ton of uniquely Norman businesses – places you can go to find these special one-off gifts and items and you can’t get anywhere else,” said Scott Martin, Norman Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. “Our community is really proud of that. We are hoping everyone will get out and take advantage of those opportunities during Small Business Saturday and all year round.”
A list of participating Norman businesses, addresses and coinciding information can be found online at normanchamber.com. Norman Mayor Larry Heikkila will also issue a proclamation on the evening of November 22 at City Hall to raise awareness for this annual observance and highlight the impact of small businesses in boosting the local economy.
“When you buy something local, you are investing local,” Martin said. “Two-thirds of every dollar spent in the small business stays in the local community.”
Learn more here about the history and movement of Small Business Saturday, or tune into the Episode 7 of on West Gray, guest starring Martin and Chief Business & Community Relations Officer Sara Kaplan. Questions or requests to be listed as a participating business can be directed to Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.