This Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the Small Business Association and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

In Apalachicola, businesses will be open late and the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce has distributed promotional materials including balloons, posters, pennant banners, door mats and “Shop Small” reusable shopping bags that will be distributed free to customers by downtown businesses. Shop Small is sponsored by FedEx and American Express.

In 2010, the Small Business Saturday promotion was created and sponsored by American Express, who registered the URL SmallBusinessSaturday.com and registered the trademark for the term Small Business Saturday.