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BUSINESS ATTRACTION & GROWTH

SMALLBIZ, SHOP LOCAL

Shopping locally at small businesses in our neighborhoods (1) helps maintain the diversity of stores on the mid-south side, (2) builds strong neighborhoods, (3) creates jobs, (4) provides funds for more City services through sales tax, and (5) promotes community development.

Thanks to the contributions of Bank of America and PNC Bank, South East Chicago Commission collaborates with Downtown Hyde Park Chicago to activate the business districts throughout the year, and especially for the nationally recognized shopping day known as Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday

Every year the holiday shopping frenzy known as Black Friday brings a rush of spending the day after Thanksgiving.  Gift giving and personal shopping 

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and U.S. consumers have reported spending an estimated $85 Billion+* at independent retailers and restaurants over these eight days alone.

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Special Thanks To Our Funding Partners