St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation Hosts 2020 Shop Small Week

CHALMETTE, La. — The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, supported by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, is promoting Shop Small Week from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 to celebrate the contributions of local business owners and inspire the community to spend their money at local businesses this holiday season and beyond. 

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the two groups will host the Shop Small St. Bernard Kick Off at Café Aquarius. Shoppers, community members, and business owners are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., grab a complimentary Shop Small bag filled with gifts and coupons, a complimentary mimosa, and purchase breakfast from Café Aquarius. St. Bernard Economic Development and St. Bernard Chamber representatives will be there to give more information about the week and what they’ll be doing to support small businesses all holiday season.

“It’s an honor for the EDF to join together with hundreds of other communities nationwide celebrating the many entrepreneurs and small business owners in our parish and country” said executive director Meaghan McCormack. “In the wake of COVID-19, it’s more important to buy local now than ever before.”

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In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small this Nov. 28, the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and St. Bernard Chamber are participating in the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season.

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting


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