FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is trumpeting a diverse group of local businesses for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. In all, 21 companies are part of the GFW Inc. “Neighborhood Champion” team, an effort to encourage residents to shop at and support local businesses.
“Small Business Saturday is all about celebrating our local entrepreneurs and the unique flavor they bring to our community,” said Aaryn Eady, director of investor engagement at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “Small business owners work hard to create jobs and make Allen County a better place to live. We hope people make it a habit to shop local and support small businesses.”
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. investor companies participating in Small Business Saturday include:
- BakerStreet Steakhouse
- Christopher James Menswear
- Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental
- The Downtown Wellness Spa
- The Find
- Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot
- Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market
- GTS Repairs
- The Hoppy Gnome & GnomeTown Brewing Co.
- House to Home
- HT2 Cocktail Lounge
- The Olive Twist
- O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
- Stephen Shannon Jewelers
- Summit City Bicycles & Fitness
- Three Rivers Distilling Co.
- Three Rivers Running Company
- The Tube Car Wash
- Wayne PC Tech
This is the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, organized by American Express. In the nine Small Business Saturdays to date, shoppers have spent an estimated $103 billion at small businesses nationwide. And, according to a 2018 study commissioned by Amex, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.
For more information on the local participants, visit shopsmall.gfwinc.com, the Small Business Saturday page on the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. website.
About Small Business Saturday
Nov. 30 marks the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: creating more demand for their products and services. For more information, visit the American Express Small Business Saturday web page.
About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.