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The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday by hosting a Shopper’s Welcome Station as an American Express® Neighborhood Champion

Nov 19th, 2019

Watkins Glen, NY- The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce announced today 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 November 30. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.

Join us at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce located at 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen for a Small Business Saturday Shoppers Welcome Station. The welcome station will include coffee, hot cocoa, snacks, crafts for kids, and don’t forget to pick up your Small Business Saturday passport of deals and 24 Days of Shopping Small passport.

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. 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, The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce 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 (¢65) spent at a small business in the US stays in that local community.That means shopping small could help bring things like better schools, smoother roads, and new jobs to neighborhoods across the country.

While businesses throughout the Finger Lakes Region will be actively participating in Small Business Saturday through their chambers of commerce, the following member businesses are engaged through this chamber: Been There - A Community Cafe; Castel Grisch Winery; Chateau LaFayette Reneau; Distressed by Me Designs; Dragonfly Soul Craft; Earthy Imaginations; FLavor Studio and Gallery; Flower Divas of Montour Falls; Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop; Glenora Wine Cellars; Graceful Arts Fiber Studio; Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards; Hill Top Inn Restaurant, Banquets, & Catering; Inner Peace Floats; Jeanie's Variety Store; Lakewood Vineyards; Lane's Yamaha; Millport Landing; Montour Falls Library; Paradiso's Village Bakery; Rasa Spa; Rasta Ranch Vineyards; Samantha N Moon Photography; Sandlot Sports Academy; Schuyler County Historical Society; Seneca Signature Scents; Seneca Sunrise Coffee; Simply Your Best Salon/Spa; Sunset View Creamery; The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars; The Windmill Farm and Craft Market; Thirty-One Gifts; Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars; Warren Real Estate; Watkins Glen Promotions & Memorabilia; WMF Design

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting the Chamber’s website at or by contacting Chamber Events Manager Liz Salamendra at 607-535-4300.


About Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019, marks the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. American Express, having created Small Business Saturday in 2010, proudly works with organizations and independent businesses to provide solutions that support communities and uplift local economies.

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