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Shop Small in Glenwood on Small Business Saturday 2015
Small Business Saturday is on November 28th, 2015!

Small Business Saturday is on November 28th, 2015!

If you’re one of those amazing people who has all their Christmas shopping completed by the week after thanksgiving, than chances are you have participated in Black Friday and are counting the days down till Cyber Monday. But according to, Small Business Saturday very well could be the most important day to shop this holiday season.

Small businesses are defined as businesses who employee less than 500 people. According to the Small Business Administration, they account for 99.7% of all employer firms. Small Business have generated 64% of new jobs and paid 44% of the total United States payroll since 1995. According to a recent study, for every dollar you spend in a locally owned independent business nearly 44% stays in the community, for every dollar spent in a local chain store nearly 14% stays in the community, 0% spent online stays in the community. So let’s get out there and support the local business that support and employee our community.

Glenwood Springs has several shopping areas for you to enjoy. You can head to downtown Glenwood where there is a mix of local boutiques, souvenir shops and delicious independent restaurants. A few of our favorites include the Elizabeth Dean Boutique and Summit Canyon Mountaineering. There is also the Glenwood Meadows and Market Street Shops as well as the Glenwood Springs Mall.

Shopping small doesn’t just include clothing retailers, don’t forget about your local service providers as well. The Affordable Inns provides a value driven lodging choice that gives families an opportunity to have a mountain vacation for a fraction of the cost. Click here to book your room today or ask about gift certificates at 1-800-292-5050.