Mayor proclaims Nov. 25 as ‘Enterprise Small Business Saturday’

November 17,2023

Mayor William E. Cooper Friday signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, Nov. 25 as ‘Enterprise Small Business Saturday.’

“Small businesses are the backbone of our community,” Mayor William E. Cooper said. “The people that own and work in these businesses are our next-door neighbors, sit in the pew with us at church, and are in the school pick up line.  They live and work in Enterprise and we want to do all we can to help them succeed.”

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 as a way to encourage people to celebrate and support the small businesses that impact the local community. The 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey released by American Express found 72% of shoppers strongly agree that shopping small throughout the holiday season has an impact on their local community. The study also found that $0.68 of every dollar spent at a small business in the United States stays in the local community.

“The small business owners in Enterprise actively perpetuate the open and competitive marketplace so vital to our city,” Cooper said.

Enterprise’s holiday shopping season is underway.  Downtown Enterprise is hosting a ‘Who-liday Open House’ this Saturday, Nov.  18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and West Gate Shopping Center is hosting the annual Christmas Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Enterprise Chamber of Commerce is also encouraging shoppers to support small businesses through a spin on the popular game Monopoly.  “Shop local-opoly” encourages patrons to shop participating local businesses for a chance to win prizes.

2023 will be the 14th annual national Small Business Saturday.