#ShopSmall this Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! In the Delaware River Towns, we’re lucky to be surrounded be hundreds of passionate small business owners offering unique products and services.
When you make purchases at independent stores, more money circulates in your local economy and enriches the whole community.  Did you know that for every $100 you spend in an independent store, $68 filters back to the local community through taxes, payroll, and new purchases?  For every $100 you spend at a national franchise in your town, only $43 comes back to the community you live in.  And if you choose to spend $100 through an online store that is not based in your area, $0 will come back to your local economy.
To help make it easier and more rewarding than ever to support local, the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce has partnered with American Express and their Small Business Saturday Campaign on November 26, 2016.
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Here’s how it works- while you shop on Small Business Saturday, snap a selfie with the owners, staff, signage or even a unique photo op you design. Post the Selfie to show support using the hashtags #ShopSmall and #DelawareRiverTowns. Those photos will be featured right here on DelawareRiverTowns.com and the best photos will win gift cards to local businesses!
You can discover participating businesses using the official American Express Shop Small map and by spotting signs hung at local stores.
Plus, American Express offers extra incentives to their card members to shop small. Between October 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016, eligible card members will earn 2X rewards at qualifying small businesses when they enroll at amex.co/shopsmalloffer.
Happy shopping!