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Retailers Are Staging A Virtual Small Business Saturday

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Source: DC Shop Mall
Shared By: Nathan Diller / dcist

The balance of power has shifted.

On Saturday, April 25 2020, DC retailers and other small businesses affected by COVID-19 closures are coming together to encourage you to #shopsmall in the District of Columbia.

This last weekend, Shelter staged a virtual Small Business Saturday, spotlighting more than 100 D.C. businesses that have been impacted by by the pandemic, and encouraging Washingtonians to buy local. Small Business Saturday, which was created in 2010 by American Express, typically takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and gives businesses like Shelter’s a big boost.
Nathan Diller / dcist

As business owners, our success relies on support from local shoppers. Over the past few weeks, the escalating toll of coronavirus shuttered our storefronts and rapidly redefined our operations. As we’ve quickly pivoted to focus on online sales, we’ve remained encouraged by Washingtonians’ support.


Our collective actions have the potential to make a transformative impact. We’re seeing the power of solidarity in real-time as we unite for the health and well-being of our community while physically apart.

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