Small Business Saturday is right around the corner! Shopping small is an awesome way to help out the local Frostburg community, not only by being a patron of local businesses but by supporting the local economy! According to the Small Business Administration, the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all sales in the U.S. Plus, small businesses have provided 55% of all jobs and 66% of all new jobs since the 1970s. When you make a purchase at a small business, you are doing your part to stimulate the local economy. 

Shopping small also helps your tax dollars stay local: 48% of purchases at local independent businesses go right back into the community. With purchases made at small businesses, your tax dollars stay local and go back into public services. Shopping small also creates a relationship between the community and the businesses. When you shop small more than 50% of the money spent stays in the area.

During the holiday season, support downtown Frostburg to celebrate the local stores that make YOUR community unique! From coffee shops, bakeries, to record stores, they are locally owned and locally staffed, offering a unique shopping experience and one-of-a-kind products that can’t be found anywhere else. 

On November 28th Downtown Frostburg businesses will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with specials, promotions, and everything you need to have a perfect holiday season. Additionally, the Comptroller of Maryland has partnered with the Maryland/DC Credit Union Association and many of their credit union members are also partners. They will be offering a variety of rewards programs for shopping in Maryland this holiday season. Check out this list of participating Credit Unions, and see how they are ready to help you shop local.

Our county is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. We still want you to enjoy all #DowntownFrostburg has to offer but be sure to follow the rules! Wear a mask, sanitize and wash hands, follow posted rules for capacity and traffic flow, keep a 6-foot distance from other people, ask businesses about curbside and online options, and, most of all, be kind and patient with one another. Thank you for keeping Frostburg a COVID-compliant and safe community to shop and dine.

So sure, it’s easy to buy off of Amazon; but this year, make your purchases count and support a local business! For more information about Small Business Saturday visit our website!