Deadline Approaching for Small Business Saturday Registration

Scheduled for Nov. 28, the no-cost Small Business Saturday event champions a day to shop small

Businesses have until Monday, Nov. 2 to sign up for the 2015 Small Business Saturday, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce announced.

Scheduled for Nov. 28, the no-cost Small Business Saturday event champions a day to shop small. Businesses in Kalispell may register for the event through the Kalispell Chamber and those in the communities of Lakeside, Whitefish, Bigfork, Polson, and Evergreen should contact their local chamber to get signed up.

The Kalispell Chamber first presented and promoted Small Business Saturday in 2012 and it has grown every year. The Chamber’s Small Business Saturday in 2013 and attracted 28 businesses. In 2014, Kalispell’s Small Business Saturday hosted 70 businesses, and 65 are already signed up for this year.

“We’re trying to think bigger than ever this year with Small Business Saturday,” said Chamber President Joe Unterreiner. “The numbers show this day is moving the needle for the small businesses we serve. It’s exciting to help local businesses swing into the holiday season with momentum.”

Not only does Small Business Saturday give small businesses the chance to showcase the variety and quality of their goods, it cultivates a network of independent businesses united for a common cause. From salons and fine jewelry to camping gear and dining establishments, Small Business Saturday supports all types of retailers and service providers.

“It’s nice to see the community working together,” said Sara Berweger, owner of Flair Boutique. “The holidays are crucial to our yearly success, and Small Business Saturday allows us the chance to join with other businesses in promoting the shop small message.”

To sign up as part of the Kalispell network, register online or call 406-270-2949.

To sign up Flathead Valley community, contact:

Whitefish Chamber: 862-3501 or email businessmanager@whitefishchamber.org

Evergreen Chamber: 885-1212 or evergreenchamber@centurytel.net

Bigfork Chamber: 837-5888 or chamber@bigfork.org

Polson Chamber: 883-5969 or chamber@polsonchamber.com

Lakeside Chamber: 844-3715 or info@lakesidesomers.org