PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - While Black Friday may bring the chaos and mega sales and Cyber Monday brings the ease of shopping in your pajamas, Small Business Saturday is a day to help out local businesses, such as the many throughout Mount Pleasant.
Small Business Saturday will take place at businesses across the country Nov. 24. Sponsored by American Express, shoppers actually earn money back on their enrolled American Express card by spending $25 dollars or more this weekend at select qualifying small businesses. Residents can enroll by going to the Small Business Saturday website.
Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Westchester Business Council, said Small Business Saturday is about much more though than earning cash back.
"With so many retailers offering deep discounts and opening their doors on Black Friday or even on Thanksgiving night, it is difficult for smaller retailers to compete,” Gordon said. “This Saturday, we will be supporting the smaller shops in our county, many of whom are our members, and we urge residents to do the same. It is crucial that we support these businesses to keep our local economy moving.”
Bill Flooks, president of the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce, said he hopes residents help out local businesses Saturday.
"As we look forward to the holiday season, the chamber will urge our residential community to support the local business community by promoting Small Business Saturday," Flooks said in a statement.
A number of small businesses in Mount Pleasant that are participating in Small Business Saturday are qualifying businesses. They include:
- Thornwood Coach Diner
- Jacob Burns Film Center
- Thornwood Jewelers
- Abis Japanese Restaurant
- Thornwood Pizza and Pasta
- Sunshine Bagel Cafe
- Thornwood Wine & Spirits
- Lucy's Lounge
- Frank & Joe's Deli
- Pleasantville Diner
- Iron Horse Grill
- Station Cafe & Grill
- Berger Hardware
- Valhalla News
- Just Pups
A full list of all qualifying stores can be found here.