Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library announced Monday that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, it will host an event as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 30. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.

The library is supporting our local businesses with a small business scavenger hunt. Pick up instructions and a list of participating businesses at the library beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27 (the library will be closed Nov. 28-30 for Thanksgiving). Shoppers will then have a week to visit businesses on the list and collect scavenger hunt cards. Shoppers may participate as individuals, families, or teams and will have one week to collect cards from at least seven different businesses. Return to the library with the cards to receive fun prizes!

This year’s celebration is the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday, marking a decade of support from American Express for local business owners. Since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $103 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. 1 That’s $103 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just nine days alone.

In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 30 and beyond, Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library is participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. An average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in that local community.2 That means shopping small could help bring things like better schools, smoother roads, and new jobs to neighborhoods across the country.

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com

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