Support Local Businesses and Charities in Gun Barrel City this Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday!

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21 Nov 2023


This Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, the team at Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation would like to thank all of the small businesses and nonprofits in Gun Barrel City for the joy they bring to residents and their profound effect on the local economy. Small Business Saturday (November 25) and Giving Tuesday (November 28) offer a time to celebrate these entities and the numerous benefits they provide.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday takes place annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when people are saying their “thank yous” and in the giving spirit. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop small during the holiday season. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has cosponsored the celebration since 2011, which has grown into a movement supporting small businesses. 

In November of last year, American Express reported the results of its 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. The study found that Small Business Saturday drove approximately $17.9 billion in sales in 2022 and that $0.68 of every dollar spent at a U.S. small business stays within the local area. Not only do small businesses strengthen local economies, but they also generated 63 percent of new jobs from 1995 to 2021.

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 25th, and we hope that residents of Gun Barrel City consider showing their support and shopping local! This meaningful day can act as an excuse to treat yourself to some of your favorite local mom-and-pop shops, independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, and service providers while giving back at the same time. We also recommend that Gun Barrel City-based small businesses look into these resources provided by American Express and tips from Shopify as a marketing guide for Small Business Saturday. 
We sincerely appreciate all of the wonderful small businesses in Gun Barrel City, including:

  • Jalopy Joes
  • Three Flags Meat Market Trouts Appliance.
  • Gypsy Joint
  • Funky Junk
  • Avenue 228
  • Texas Tan
  • Cedar Creek Nutrition
  • Vanilla Fringe Boutique
  • Coffee Love.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 to inspire people to do good and give back in communities worldwide. It is now celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year falls on November 28th. Like Small Business Saturday, it has become a movement promoting generosity and collaboration with nonprofits and charities everywhere. 

Last year, GivingTuesday raised $3.1 billion in one day for charitable causes nationwide. The nonprofit sector is the third largest employer in the U.S., providing approximately 12.3 million jobs according to the most recent data from 2016. 

Nonprofits and charities in Gun Barrel City continue to make a positive difference by helping children, animals, the underprivileged, the environment, and more. We at the Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation hope that community members will consider making a monetary donation or volunteering to these organizations. We are incredibly grateful for all of the nonprofits and charities in Gun Barrel City, including:

Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits in Gun Barrel City

The Gun Barrel City EDC  team is proud of the awe-inspiring small businesses and nonprofits that add character to our community. We welcome community members to join us in shopping small and helping local nonprofits on these special days and throughout the year! 

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