Uptown Greenwood is joining American Express this year in declaring the Saturday following Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday in support of local shop owners.

Everyone has heard of Black Friday and, more recently, Cyber Monday. Shoppers live for these pre-Christmas deals to help them survive the holidays. However, Uptown Greenwood is asking residents to help local businesses survive the holidays this year by supporting community merchants and our local economy this Saturday.

Shops like sugar boutique, The Frilly Frog, David Lindsay Clothier and Blossom Shoes and Such in Uptown Greenwood provide residents with upscale fashions without the upscale prices. Other Uptown shops including Uptown Pizzazz and The Two Old Bags and the Beaded Palm offer great specialty gifts for loved ones this holiday season. These locally owned stores supply Greenwood residents with unique brands and items that are hard to find in large department stores, and they do it while providing customers with great, hometown service.

American Express began Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27, 2010 to support small businesses across the country by insisting, “shopping small is BIG!” Make a big difference in Greenwood this Saturday by shopping local this holiday season.