"It's great to have a day that's completely dedicated to the success of our small businesses and it's even better to think that the success of this day could lead to the growth and prosper of the small businesses in the days and years to follow," said Christy Page, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Ashland, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit & Wayne Counties. "We'd like to encourage our consumers to take advantage of this day and show support to the small businesses in their community."
American Express is also giving a $25 statement credit to American Express card members who spend $25 or more on Small Business Saturday at a qualifying small brick-and-mortar, independent merchant that accepts American Express. You must register to receive the credit. Registration is available in early November at www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday. For small businesses, $100 in free Facebook ads will be awarded to the first 10,000 businesses that sign up at www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday.