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Mayor proclaims Shop Small Saturday

Xavier Smith • Updated Nov 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 26, as Shop Small Saturday in Lebanon, which is aimed to support local, small businesses and services throughout the city.

“Small businesses are the foundation of our economy. Our community thrives on the fact that our residents either work at a small business or own a small business,” said Sarah Haston, Lebanon economic development director. “Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to show support for our friends and neighbors who, throughout the year, are growing our local economy, as well as supporting many local initiatives and organizations.”

Haston partnered with Melanie Minter, Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, and Historic Lebanon executive director Kim Parks to create the Small Business Saturday event for the city.

“Small Business Saturday also provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking men and women that are creating jobs and fueling the Lebanon economy in their local neighborhoods,” said Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.

Haston said the city’s Black Friday event participants would receive additional social media support, effective methods to make your messaging go further, a digital marketing calendar, posters to advertise and be a part of the consumer giveaway. She said the city has also designed a mobile experience for all of the shoppers that day, and each person will have the ability to check into our event from their cellphone while they are shopping and one winner at random will be selected to win a large goodie basket. 

For more information, call the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 615-444-5503.

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