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Small Business Saturday 11/30/2019

By Heather Cherry • November 21, 2019

 

Make this Small Business Saturday Something Special

The season of shopping is upon us and choosing where you shop makes a difference. Consider shopping small at local retailers the Saturday after Thanksgiving in honor of Small Business Saturday – a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country.

Shop Small is a nationwide movement meant to celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday. The movement was founded by American Express in 2010 to raise awareness about the importance of small business, its effects on the local economy, and help communities thrive.

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 30, 2019 – the Saturday after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday. On November 30th, NexTier Bank will be celebrating #shopsmall by saying thank you and helping our small business customers get discovered and grow.

NexTier Bank, your LOCAL community bank will be offering our small business customers:

  • Mentions of your business on NexTier Bank’s social media sites
  • Participation in an Apple iPad giveaway to help drive customers to your business

Together, we’re hoping to turn your neighborhood's Small Business Saturday into something special.

Everyone wins on Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small movement has the power to make an impact. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Small Business Profile, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S., comprising 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses. (https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/2018-Small-Business-Profiles-US.pdf)

Want to join in Small Business Saturday?

No registration is required, and anyone can take part – consumers and small business owners alike.

As a consumer, simply choose to shop small at your local retailers and dine at local restaurants. As a small business owner, you can support Small Business Saturday by hosting an event, raising awareness to customers through marketing (i.e. flyers, posters, social media posts), offering great deals, or partnering with fellow business owners to widen your reach.

Supporting Small Business Saturday and #shopsmall means consumers get locally sourced products and services, supporting the communities they reside. It also means small businesses raise awareness of the significance to shop and eat at local businesses versus large retailers and restaurants.

NexTier Bank is a community bank and invested in supporting our communities and small business owners.

If you’re interested in participating in the NexTier Bank’s #shopsmall program, click the button to complete the form:

Participation is free. Entry forms will be dropped off between November 18, 2019 and November 20, 2019 and picked up the week of December 3rd. The actual contest will run November 25, 2019 – December 1, 2019. The winner will be picked on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

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ipad GIVEAWAY DISCLOSURE No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Complete entry form and deposit in entry box. Enter as often as you wish. No mechanically reproduced entries will be honored. Sweepstakes is open to the public, you do not have to be a customer to enter. No substitution for prizes. Prizes are not transferable. Applicable taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Winners will be notified by telephone on or about December 5, 2019. If the winner does not respond to the contact attempt within five (5) business days, or if the Winner declines a Prize, the Bank will randomly select another Winner from the entrants. The Bank and its agents are not responsible for any liability associated with the acceptance or use of the prize. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prizes. If applicable, winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prizes not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winners. Any portion of a prize not accepted by a winner will be forfeited. Employees of NexTier Bank, N.A., its affiliates, subsidiaries and their immediate family members and those living in the same household are not eligible.