CT residents support local shops on 'Small business Saturday'

Mom-and-pop shops across southwestern Connecticut took part yesterday in the second annual "Small Business Saturday."The national event was hosted a day after Black Friday as

STAMFORD - Mom-and-pop shops across southwestern Connecticut took part yesterday in the second annual "Small Business Saturday."

The national event was hosted a day after Black Friday as a way for residents to support their local economy on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

The concept was first introduced last year by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the CEO of American Express.

Local shoppers and business owners say it's a great way to boost the community.

"I know how hard it is for the small business owners, so I think it's important that we all support our small business owners whenever we can," says Rebecca Glynn, of Stamford.

American Express offered its customers a $25 credit for purchases made today with a registered credit card at select small businesses.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Organizers say they are still accepting memorabilia and 1 'Remembering World War I Project' works to preserve history
News 12, as local as local news gets. 2 Police: 2 pipe bombs found in vehicle in Newton
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said he is proud 3 Women's NCAA tournement comes to Bridgeport
A Bridgeport man was honored Saturday for his 4 Bridgeport man honored for service to people with disabilities
Sarah Chorne bought a pair of men's gloves 5 Baldwin woman searches for owner of ring found in gloves

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE