Curran Announces Inaugural Countywide Shop Small Scavenger Hunt
in Partnership with Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce & Nassau County Industrial Development Agency
Encouraging Residents to Shop Local on Small Business SaturdayTo play, visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/shopsmall
Lynbrook, NY – Today, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (NCCC) and Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to announce the first-ever, countywide Shop Small Scavenger Hunt to further encourage residents to shop and dine at local small businesses on Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2019) and throughout the holiday shopping season. Small Business Saturday was first launched by American Express in 2010, to promote shopping at small businesses in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This collaborative event expands on Small Business Saturday and is intended to highlight the economic impact and importance of shopping and dining locally.
At the press conference, which took place at TrainLand, the newest member of the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, the County Executive, alongside NCCC and IDA officials revealed the details of the engaging new scavenger hunt to incentivize residents to explore and support the mom and pop shops in their towns on a major holiday shopping day.
“Ninety percent of all Long Island companies are small businesses so shopping small makes a big impact. For every dollar spent at a small business, approximately 67 cents stays in that local community,” said County Executive Laura Curran. “Small businesses employ our neighbors, family, and friends and choosing to buy local helps keep our communities vibrant and strong. That is why we’re introducing the Shop Small Scavenger Hunt, encouraging residents to have some fun while supporting and exploring the mom and pop shops in their communities.”
“It’s important that we continue to support our small businesses who are the backbone of this county and nation,” said Richie Kessel, Chairman, Nassau County IDA. “The Nassau County IDA has made it a priority to work closely with NYS Economic Development Council to review state statues and determine how IDA’s can better assist downtowns, transit-oriented development and economic development to keep our county vibrant. We encourage all Nassau residents to shop locally and in their downtowns throughout this holiday season.”
“’Shop local’ is a great quote but merchants must provide an enjoyable experience and personalized service. Stores must modernize and grow through mixed use and full well-planned downtown revitalization. Those areas doing this are successful,” said Dennis Grossman, President, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce.
“I am proud to work with the County Executive, local Chambers of Commerce and members of the community to support our vibrant small businesses in Lynbrook and throughout the county,” said Nassau County Legislator William Gaylor. “I encourage everyone to join me in shopping and eating local this “Small Business Saturday” and throughout the holiday season!”
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