GREENVILLE, NC- Uptown Greenville challenges consumers to cash mob Uptown Greenville small businesses during the annual “Small Business Saturday” event held on November 24.

Founded by American Express and held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is an exclusive event for small retailers and other community businesses. Now in its ninth year, Small Business Saturday is a promotional platform for merchants of all kinds.

“Shopping local helps small businesses thrive in the Uptown District,” said Ryan Webb, Uptown board chair. “Many retailers and restaurants will be open both days (Black Friday and Small Business Saturday).”

The Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Business and American Express, demonstrated the extent to which small businesses support jobs locally. For every ten jobs at a small business, another seven are supported in the local community.

“An effort to support local stores during the holiday shopping season has become the Shop Small movement, bringing together millions of shoppers, small businesses of all kinds, civic leaders and organizations in thousands of towns and cities across the country,” said Elizabeth Rutledge, Chief Marketing Officer at American Express. “Beyond visiting their favorite go-to spots, shoppers say Small Business Saturday inspires them to visit places they have not been to before and would not have otherwise tried.”

According to the 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, on average, for every dollar spent at a small business, 67% stays in the local community. The study also found that if small businesses in the U.S., meaning businesses with fewer than 100 employees, were a country, they would have a GDP of $4.8 trillion.

For more about Small Business Saturday, go to www.ShopSmall.com #ShopUptown #SmallBiz

For a complete list of Uptown Greenville businesses visit www.uptowngreenville.com/shop.

Specials unique to Uptown Greenville include:

Stumpy’s Hatchet House: Black Friday- 50% off gift cards and 20% off throwing, Shop Small- 25% off gift cards and throwing

 Sojourner: Black Friday and Shop Small sale- 25% off entire purchase plus free gift wrapping

Coastal Fog: Shop Small- 20% off items in the shop (excluding market fare)

UBE: Black Friday- 50% off all Nike and a Ring Event, Shop Small- 15% off diploma frames. Also raffle for a chance to win 2 ECU sweatshirts and 2 courtside seats for ECU vs. APP basketball game Nov. 30th

Unveiled Couture: Black Friday- Specials offered to brides during appoints, some appointments remain, Shop Small- surprise specials on loungewear and bridal during the holiday open house 10am-4pm.

East Carolina Massage: Shop Small- 1-4pm only, Every gift-card valued at $40 or more will include free aromatherapy at $5 value. Complimentary hot apple cider.

Uptown Brewing Company: Shop Small- Uptown Craft and Vendor Market 12-4pm.

Emerge: Black Friday and Shop Small- 10% off total purchases of artwork

 Pitt Street Brewing Company: Shop Small- 20% off packaged beer

 Truly Yours: Black Friday- Buy one, get one 50% off, Shop Small- 10% entire purchase

Blackbeard Coffee Roasters: Black Friday and Shop Small- Buy one, get one 50% off bags of coffee

High Life Smoke Shop: Black Friday- 50% Juul start kits

Jarvis Street Bottle Shop: Black Friday- 12-4pm only 30% entire store, Shop Small- 12-4pm only 15% off entire store

Jenni K on Fifth: Black Friday and Shop Small- 45% off entire store and online, excludes baby k

Schroko’s Hair Studio: Shop Small- 10% off all products

Shave on Fifth: Black Friday and Shop Small- 10% off all products

Uptown Nutrition: Shop Small- Saturday, 9-2pm get $1 off Healthy Combo Meal (includes 16oz Smoothie, 16oz Energy Tea, & Aloe Water). Saturday, 5-8pm, Unwind and relax after shopping and pamper yourself with a Spa Night. $10 includes 5 min chair massage, facial, and mocktail.

Halo Home: Black Friday and Shop Small- 20% off entire store. 30% off holiday décor. Offers cannot be combined.

Catalog Connection: Black Friday- 9am-12pm 20% off all jewelry including Shelia Fajl, 12-3pm 25% all jeans and sweaters, 3-6pm 25% off dresses and shoes.

Jefferson’s Florist: : Is open and ready to attend to you shopping needs!

Purple Blossom Yoga Studio: Black Friday- 20% off all retail, excludes mats, Shop Small- 10% off all gifts cards, class packs, and unlimited packages. Also, 5 one-year unlimited yoga packages available for $800. 

Backdoor Skate Shop: Is open and ready to attend to you shopping needs!