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Shop Locally in Elmhurst on Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is two days after Thanksgiving this year, on Nov. 24. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses on which their communities thrive.

American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Elmhurst.

The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce launched a major shop-local marketing campaign, "Got It! ... in Elmhurst," last year to emphasize the importance of keeping shoppers in town.

And, last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

Here are just a few places to start your holiday shopping in Elmhurst:

  • My Favorite Toy Store
  • Leonard's
  • Cignot
  • Cottage Hill Jewelers
  • Wallscapes Custom Framing and Art Gallery
  • York Furrier
  • The Uptown Shop
  • Gem Comics
  • Topiary
  • Runner's Soul
  • Fleet Feet
  • Irish Treasure Trove
  • Al's Hobby Shop
  • Enzee Boutique
  • RedE Boutique
  • Ace Hardware
  • Rouse
  • Elmhurst Olive Oil Co.
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Luscombe Music

For more local businesses, visit our directory.

You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. 

Dan November 24, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I spent over $350 at the Menard's in Glendale Heights and the only response from the village was a ticket for loading my vehicle where the employees told me to load. I was out of my vehicle for less than 60 seconds and never more than 3 feet from my vehicle and the police officer wrote me a ticket instead of letting me move my vehicle. In the past I have spent tens of thousands of business related dollars in Glendale Heights that they will never see in the future. Please join me in boycotting Glendale Heights where the public employees don't seem to understand that the sales taxes and property taxes pay their wages and benefits.

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