Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday may be hot topics this time of year, but there is a new day making the list that Penn Waste thinks you should be talking about too: Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 26, 2011 is the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday. It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Here at Penn Waste we believe that helping the local economy grow starts with supporting locally owned and operated businesses. So before you shop, think outside the “big box.” There are plenty of local options that would make for the perfect holiday gift. Here are a few suggestions which promote buying from American, small businesses taken from a chain email we received a couple weeks ago titled: Christmas 2011 – Birth of a New Tradition
- Gift certificate to a local hair dresser
- Gym membership
- Gift certificate to a locally-owned and operated restaurant
- Pay for the services of a local cleaning service for a family member
- Hand-made jewelry or crafts from a locally-owned and operated boutique
With these tips in mind, you can see that it’s not hard to promote the local economy if you just put a little thought into it! If you would like more information about buying locally, or own a locally owned and operated business in South Central Pennsylvania, check out the Buy Local Coalition.
Even if you don’t have money to buy gifts this year, that’s ok too! You can’t put a price tag on the words “thank you” and the powerful impact they have on those around you. Whether you say thank you to your husband for washing the dishes every night or you say thank you to your friends for always being there when you need a shoulder to cry on, there are few things in the world that feel better than being appreciated.
On that note, Penn Waste would like to say thank you to all of our customers. We appreciate your confidence in us and value you as a customer! Thank you for doing business with us and Happy Thanksgiving!
Penn Waste would also like to say thank you to all of our employees. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the company and we are so happy to have you as part of our team!