FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is championing an eclectic group of local businesses for Small Business Saturday on November 24. In all, 24 companies are part of the GFW Inc. “Neighborhood Champion” team, an effort to encourage residents to shop at and support local businesses.
“To me, Small Business Saturday celebrates the local entrepreneurs who work so hard to make our community a better place to live,” said Jami Thomas, director of investor services at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “Small businesses create jobs and bring their own local flavor to their neighborhoods. We are proud to support them every day, but especially on Small Business Saturday.”
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. investors participating in Small Business Saturday include:
- Bellezza Nails & Skin Care by Nicolina
- Christopher James Menswear
- The City Exchange Shops
- DeBrand Fine Chocolates
- The Find
- Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot
- Kamylle’s Spa Bar
- Longe Optical
- McMahon’s Best One Tire & Auto Care
- Mynett Music
- The Olive Twist
- Paradigm Gallery at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
- Rise â€˜n Roll Bakery & Deli
- Sud’n Impact Gym
- Summit City Bicycles & Fitness
- Sweet Aviation
- Three Rivers Distilling Co.
- Three Rivers Running Company
- The Tube Car Wash
- Vintage Treasures
- Visit Fort Wayne
- Wayne PC Tech
This is the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, organized by American Express. In the eight Small Business Saturdays to date, shoppers have spent an estimated $85 billion at small businesses nationwide.
About Small Business Saturday
November 24 marks the ninth 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.