Small Business Saturday to honor Wilson’s this year

  • Wilson's Department Store on Main street in Greenfield. Staff file photo/Paul Franz

Staff Writer
Published: 11/29/2019 6:19:02 PM

In honor of “small business Saturday,” Mayor William Martin encourages all Greenfield residents and visitors to “shop small” in Greenfield on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Small Business Saturday is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. 

The day serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Greenfield has supported small business Saturday since its inception, and Martin has proclaimed the Saturday following Thanksgiving to be small business Saturday in the city again this year, according to a Nov. 27 press release from the mayor’s office.

“With the announced retirement and closing of our century-old Wilson's Department store pending, the value of shopping local is emphasized,” wrote Martin. “Making this holiday season all the more special. The regional demographics have supported our downtown and our Greenfield community has supported regional agencies. Just as that symbiotic relationship has survived and grown, our support for local business will provide assistance to support local causes, local jobs and local economic cash flow.”

Martin said Wilson's has “earned our salute for their business model, for their active community partnership, and simply, for their presence.”

“Let's demonstrate our gratitude by an accelerated response to their retirement plans and signal our support and partnership for their future plans,” Martin wrote. “Thank you to the Wilson, Reid and O'Neil families for the decades of service.”


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