WAXHAW — The Town of Waxhaw has announced its participation in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 to support small businesses in the community.

Small businesses all throughout Waxhaw will be participating, including those in Downtown Waxhaw and the farmers and vendors at the Waxhaw Farmers Market, according to Town of Waxhaw communications.

Shopping at local businesses results in those dollars recirculating in the community. An American Express-commissioned 2018 Small Business Economic Impact study found that for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., roughly 67 cents stays in the local community. Shopping local helps locals keep jobs and create new jobs.

Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to local nonprofits and community causes, according to data compiled by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.

“Shopping local connects you with your community,” said Ashley Nowell, Downtown Director, in a release. “We’re encouraging everyone to shop and dine locally in Waxhaw on Saturday, November 27. Enjoy your meals and buy some holiday gifts at one of more than 100 locally owned businesses in town.”

Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Waxhaw was designated as a Small Town Main Street Community in 2009. In 2015, Waxhaw graduated to the full Main Street Program designation and received national accreditation from the National Main Street Center.