Shop Small! Small Business Saturday is November 26

In 2010, the Small Business Saturday promotion was created and sponsored by American Express, who registered the URL SmallBusinessSaturday.com and registered the trademark for the term Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is held each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday was created on Twitter in early 2010 and is now used to promote small businesses on any Saturday. Additional hashtags have come into common use across multiple social media platforms including #SmallBizSat, #SmallBizSaturday and#ShopSmall promoted on Twitter at twitter.com/ShopSmall. American Express also published an official Facebook Page at facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.

Anyone can get some valuable Small Business Saturday marketing graphics and tools at the American Express dedicated website.

Advocate and Door County Style Pick up the Buy Local Beat!

In a recent Door County Advocate article, Gift local reporter Ramelle Bintz reminds readers, “Don’t overlook ‘Made in Door County‘ holiday gifts. A gift box from Door County doesn’t necessarily mean cheese and sausage.”

She lists the following Door County businesses that process their own local specialty foods at the certified Farm Market Kitchen in Algoma and says they can be contacted directly for their products:

  • Anna’s of Door County, Sister Bay, snacks, candies, bakery 920.854.2481
  • Crystal Barnard, Egg Harbor, jams 920.743.7434
  • Country View Farms, Sturgeon Bay, maple syrup products 920.743.1637 or 920.743.5857
  • Crusty Uprising, Sister Bay/Algoma, Artisan breads 920.421.1913
  • Door County Signature Spices LLC, Sturgeon Bay, spice blends 920.743.4285
  • Door County Wildwood Market, Sister Bay, jams, bakery, cherry products, pickles 920.421.0995
  • Going Granola/Grammy G LLC, Sturgeon Bay, granola 920.743.8892
  • Penny Lane Farm LLC, Baileys Harbor, Asian sauces 920.854.9890
  • Villagios, Egg Harbor, marinara sauce 920.868.3515

A week ago, Door County Style Magazine editor, Stephen Kastner led off with the first installment of a “Made in Door County” series that celebrates local author and publisher Ralph Murre, in Arem Arvinson Log Celebrates 5th Year of Online Publication, 3rd Book in Print.

Kastner explains, “Ralph Murre is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. His latest book, The Price of Gravity, from Auk Ward Editions, is a fine example of unique things Made in Door County.

You can find three sizes of our new “Made in Door County” badges (left) at our Facebook “Like” page: www.facebook.com/SpendingLocally.