This year Union Settlement’s Business Development Center is the neighborhood champion for Small Business Saturday, an American Express (AMEX) initiative that encourages communities to shop small. As an incentive for residents to shop local we are asking merchants to consider giving a discount on November 25th to shoppers carrying the Small Business Saturday Passport.
To track the day’s impact on our merchants we are utilizing the “Passport” that was created by AMEX. At the breakfast we will hand out the passport to the community, and participating merchants will stamp the passport when a purchase is made. Shoppers can drop off these passports at any of the small businesses they visit to enter into a gift raffle.