Twenty Businesses Join ‘Shop Small’ Team

GFW Inc. Investors Band Together for Small Business Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is championing 20 local businesses for Small Business Saturday on November 25. This is the eighth annual Small Business Saturday in Fort Wayne, a national day to shop and support local businesses. These local, independently owned small businesses create jobs, boost the economy, and invigorate their neighborhoods. Shoppers spent an estimated $15.4 billion nationwide at small businesses during last year’s event.

“Independent, locally-owned businesses play a vital role in our local economy,” said Jami Thomas, director of investor services at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “They help bring prosperity to our neighborhoods and create jobs in our communities.”

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. investors participating in Small Business Saturday include:

For more information, visit the Small Business Saturday page on the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. website, or contact Jami Thomas, director of investor services, at (260) 203-5766 or


 About Small Business Saturday

November 25 marks the eighth 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 website.

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. To learn more, visit