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CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
Contact: Les Johnson, Development Services Director – (562) 431-3538

Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018

Los Alamitos, CA – This November 24th, shop owners and communities across America will take notice to promote shopping at small local businesses. The City of Los Alamitos considers these businesses to be an important ingredient for a successful community. Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday shopping tradition in which communities come together to shop at local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and in 2018 that day is November 24th. In support of our local economy, Small Business Saturday encourages you to bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

In 2017, an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local, independently-owned, businesses on Small Business Saturday — equating to roughly 43% of Americans, according to a survey commissioned by American Express. Let’s keep this momentum going by visiting our local businesses on Saturday, November 24, 2018 for Small Business Saturday. Los Alamitos has an amazing variety of small businesses from gift stores, to hair salons, bakeries, to restaurants such as Brew Kitchen Alehouse that has served our residents through their exceptional hospitality for over four years now.

Founded in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement helps bring attention to the importance of supporting small businesses in communities across America. Each year, Los Alamitos businesses and shoppers join over 100 million people participating on the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is the ninth year of Small Business Saturday and we can boost the 2018 holiday shopping season to help the folks who own these businesses. SmallBusinessSaturday.com offers owners, community supporters, and shoppers multiple ways to become a champion for the cause.

As a shopper, you are a key part of small businesses success, because when small businesses succeed, we all do. When you seek out small businesses, and recommend them to friends and family, you join forces with the small businesses in our community to make a great impact on the local economy.

Make a plan now to Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday,
November 24, 2018!