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Friday, Aug. 19, 2022

Small Business Saturday today in VW

VW independent/submitted information

Following the frantic shopping event erroneously called Black Friday, now that it begins Thanksgiving Day, is a quieter, more local promotion called Small Business Saturday, which is being held today.

Small Business Saturday logo 11-2015The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Van Wert are sponsoring the event, which will include a number of small businesses in the Van Wert County area.

Participating stores will provide shopping “passports” to local shoppers who visit their businesses. As shoppers visit participating stores, their passports will be stamped, which will then become a raffle ticket when shoppers make purchases at two of the stores.

The stamped passports/raffle tickets can then be turned in to the Main Street Van Wert or Chamber offices to be included in drawings for nearly $400 worth of items/gift certificates provided by participating businesses.

The local Small Business Saturday is also a part of a larger Shop Small nationwide campaign sponsored by American Express.

POSTED: 11/28/15 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: News