Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2018! Shop Local!
Back in 2010 small businesses were really hurting do to our economy. American Express launched Small Business Saturday to help local businesses prosper!
"In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses."
In 2011, the Senate unanimously passes a resolution in support of the day. By 2012, officials in all 50 states participate. It even gets a shoutout from the President of the United States.
In 2017, an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local independently-owned businesses on Small Business Saturday — generating roughly $12 billion in reported spend.
As shopping small catches on in communities everywhere, Small Business Saturday goes from a cause to a day of community celebration with 90% of consumers being surveyed said Small Business Saturday has had a positive impact on their community.
So Shop Local, Shop Small Business Saturday!
Dexter, Missouri - the Historic Downtown Dexter Association (HDDA) will host a Tree Lighting event on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
The event will be held at the Dexter Welcome Center located at 10 W. South Main St.
Music will be provided by The Show Stoppers of Southeast Missouri.
Hot Chocolate and cookies provided by Bank of Advance.
The tree was donated by Dexter Wal-Mart and the lights by First Midwest Bank.
Come out for this even and if you do please bring a canned good item and place in the Blessing Box next to the Welcome Center!
Dexter Chamber of Commerce weekly events!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31:
DHS Trunk or Treat from 5:00-7:00pm at Dexter High School
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1:
Park and Recreation Board Meeting 500 Fairground Drive at 7:00pm
If you reserved Polar Express tickets money is by 4:30pm Thursday 11/1
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2:
United Methodist Church CHILLI SUPPER from 4:00pm-7:00pm Adults $5 Kids 12 and under $3
501 South Walnut Street
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4:
Fall into Christmas 12:00-5:00pm
Christmas Tree Lighting at Welcome Center/Train Depot 10 W. South Main at 5:30pm
Sacred Heart Parish Center Annual Turkey Dinner from 11:00am-1:00pm
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time-Fall back 1 Hour!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8:
December Doe on Sale-Limited Amount Available
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9:
Veterans Day Program at Bearcat Event Center 9:30am-11:30am
City of Dexter and Chamber office Closed
Moonlight Madness 5:00pm-9:00pm