Small Business Saturday 2019 RegistrationName: Small Business Saturday 2019 RegistrationDate: November 30, 2019Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed. Please call the Chamber to register.Event Description:
The Small Business Saturday Program is designed to get more shoppers into your door the Saturday after Thanksgiving.This event is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Growth Association, Main Street Books, Downtown Mansfield, The Shelby Area Business Group, Be Focal Buy Local Richland County, and the Clear Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce.
You have probably heard of Small Business Saturday, the national program heavily promoted by American Express that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are expanding on this day by actually giving shoppers a prize incentive to shop at your store!
Here is how the 2019 program will work (this is different from our “Passport Program” from past years)
To encourage shoppers to visit your store, there will be two ways for shoppers to win! The Chamber will promote both methods heavily using local media and Chamber communications.
1. A grand prize donated by the Chamber and other sponsors. Shoppers will be encouraged to take a “selfie” from November 25th - November 30th while shopping at participating stores and post it on facebook with the hashtag #SBSRichland19. This will automatically enter them in a grand prize drawing – and also promote your store even more! The Chamber will contact the winner and distribute the grand prize during the first week of December. Suggestion: consider setting up a “selfie station” at your store!
2. A prize you establish at your store. Your business will offer a single prize (worth $25 or more), collect prize drawing entries for the prize from November 25th - November 30th without requiring a purchase, and contact the winner after the close of business on Nov. 30th. Your winner will pick up your prize at your store. Suggestion: although the entry slips will be brought into your store by shoppers, consider having additional copies available upon shopper request - happy customers are repeat customers!
You do not need to accept American Express and Chamber membership is not required to participate
Is It Really the Same Day as the OSU-Michigan Game? Yep, sorry about that. It’s a national day. We encourage you to embrace it and play it up!