Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

After seven years, Small Business Saturday continues to grow in popularity throughout the United States as a way to celebrate independent businesses in their thriving communities. Created in
2010 to recognize small businesses as the heart of the American
economy and encourage customer support in uncertain economic
times, Small Business Saturday has become a boon to independent
retailers. Last year over 112 million consumers came together to “shop
small” and celebrate all that small local businesses do for their
communities during what is known as one of the busiest shopping times of the year.

It is through small independent businesses that our diversity
shines. So many towns and cities have entry ways and strips crowded
with corporate conglomerates from cheap mega box stores to fast
food, all looking and feeling the same. When you choose to shop small
you experience the essence of a place and the heart of its community.
And most of your money spent at small independent businesses goes
right back into place.

Saluda is so fortunate to have maintained its unique character
through decades, even centuries of change. Businesses come and go,
some stay longer than others, but all are individually owned, diverse,
serving the needs of the surrounding community, and reflecting the
beauty of place. Our century-old general stores are both open and full
and waiting to serve you. Art studios, craft galleries, gift shops, wine
shops, baked goods and great coffee wait. You can spend the entire
day in Saluda eating and shopping in independent restaurants and
shops and also visit your local small farmers at the holiday tailgate
market from 1-3 in the West Main parking lot. You can choose to have
an outdoor adventure, listen to music at several different venues, or
simply sit on a bench and enjoy the moment. Saluda is an example of
how beautiful small can be. Come celebrate Small Business Saturday
with us!