MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce today announced it has joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition and that it will, together with American Express, support this year’s Small Business Saturday® celebration, which takes place on November 30.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent businesses that make our communities unique and provide invaluable contributions to our economy.
“We hope that on this important day, people will take time to shop at small businesses that are committed to building a welcoming & inclusive community in Wisconsin,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Members of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber are committed to building a pro-fairness business community. By supporting the small business members of the Chamber on Small Business Saturday, you are helping make a difference in our community.”
Here are a select few member businesses of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber that are having deals and special promotions for this year’s Small Business Saturday celebration:
- City Tours MKE (Milwaukee, WI)
City Tours MKE is offering a 20% discount on Tours Gift Cards on Small Business Saturday. Simply enter a gift card amount and the 20% will be automatically discounted. Happy Holidays. Go to bit.ly/ctmgiftcards01 for details. Put Down The Banana! And Slip into a City Tours MKE Cruiser!
- Delta Beer Lab (167 E. Badger Rd, Madison, WI)
For every $25 gift certificate purchased, you will receive a free beer! For every sweatshirt purchased, you will receive a free beer!
- Kilwins Milwaukee (5756 N Bayshore Dr, Glendale, WI)
Visit Kilwins Milwaukee at Bayshore Town Center for a “Taste of Kilwins”. On Small Business Saturday customers will receive a FREE “Taste of Kilwins” chocolate bar, made with our own fair trade chocolate. While you are there pick up some of our confections made in our store kitchen.
- Scentability (116 W. Wisconsin Ave; Tomahawk, WI)
15% off all regular prices of in stock items only. Sale is valid online at Etsy Shop online at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Scentability
- Style Up Group (9125 W N Ave #102, Wauwatosa, WI)
Find Style Up Group at the Holiday Pop Up in Wauwatosa from 11:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Their promotion includes a 3 Hour Professional Organizing Session, Printed Gift Certificate in Lux Envelope, Complimentary Vase, Organizing Bin and Ribbon for ready-to-go gift giving. This is all yours for $150 (regularly a $200 value!)
- Ulla Eyewear (562 N. Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI)
Donate a gently used pair of glasses or grocery bag of non-perishable food and save $50 off a full price frame/sunglass only or $100 off a full price frame/sunglass with prescription lenses. Glasses are donated to the Lion’s Club of Madison and food to the River Food Pantry.
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce has more than 670 member businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin. For a full listing of members to see who to support on Small Business Saturday, check out our Online Business Directory at www.wislgbtchamber.com/directory.
“We hope that on Small Business Saturday, as well as this entire holiday season, customers seeks out businesses that are driving change and making a more welcoming & inclusive community for all people,” added Rae. “We hope that LGBTQ individuals and allies will be sure to check out our Business Directory to find members of our Chamber to support as they make their purchasing decisions.”
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2018, U.S. shoppers reported spending an estimated $17.8 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on the day, according to the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. In addition, the Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express found that an average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at small businesses in the U.S. stays in the local community, meaning a consumer’s local impact during the holiday shopping season can be significant.
Small Business Saturday celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they foster in local communities. The Small Business Economic Impact Study also found that in addition to small businesses directly employing members of the community, spending by those small businesses and their employees in the area also supports local jobs – in fact, for every ten jobs at a small business another seven are supported in the local community.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.
About the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 670 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.