Small Business Saturday 2017

Help rally small businesses and shoppers in our community during this year’s Small Business Saturday, November 25. Join the national campaign, generate customized promotional materials for your business, and encourage our community to support local mom-and-pop stores and small business owners!

Friday, November 25 @ Greater Flushing


The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a

Shop Small Welcome Station at Maple Greenmarket (Kissena Blvd and Maple Ave) on Wednesday, November 22 from 12pm – 3pm. The public is

 invited to stop by the Welcome Station to pick up free Shop Small tote bags exclusively designed by fashion retailer, Opening Ceremony. Small business owners interested in participating in the Shop Small campaign can pick up free promotional tools and merchandise from the Welcome Station including pennants, welcome mats, balloons, tent cards, buttons, storefront posters, stickers, and decals for their storefront.
“Flushing, Queens is a shopper’s delight, especially with the holiday season fast approaching. Come support our local economy and celebrate the cultural diversity showcased by our community’s unique small businesses,” said John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage our community to come by and pick up the free Shop Small tote bags and other promotinoal merchandise on November 22.  Help us make our neighborhood vibrant. Businesses are preparing for visitors gearing up for year-end shopping and great deals.
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is joining the national effort on Saturday, November 25 to encourage consumers to support local businesses.  As part of this effort, the Chamber will give out promotional materials and tools for local businesses who want to participate in celebrating Flushing’s unique community. This countrywide campaign led by American Express has created an annual shopping tradition encouraging people across the country to support small, local businesses.


Shop Small in NYC’s 4th Largest Commercial District
Visitors can show their support for small businesses and make a positive impact in the community by taking part in Small Business Saturday.

Apart from fascinating historic architecture and cultural programming, Flushing offers unique products and services. Roosevelt Avenue is well-known for distinctive one-of-a-kind beauty shops lining the streets. Flushing hosts regional cuisines from every corner of globe, with the most sought-after spots in NYC for foodies-in-the-know. After shopping, visit Flushing’s famous food courts located within other malls such as New York Food Court, New World Mall, and Queens Crossing.

To learn more about attractions, festivals, and holiday activities in Flushing, please visit
Holiday Sightseeing with Historic House Tour 
In addition to shopping, visitors can plan their visit for the holiday season. Celebrate the season with seven Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories on Sunday, December 10. Each historic house offers tours, activities, crafts, seasonal displays and decorations. Visitors can enjoy musical performances, snacks, and refreshments while touring different historic houses. Ticket purchase now available online for the 30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour.
To learn more about attractions, festivals, and holiday activities in Flushing, please visit
Be a neighborhood champion and share your shopping stories on social media. Show support for local businesses in Flushing by using these social media hashtags #ShopSmall, #SmallBizSat, and #FlushingFantastic.
About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Chamber
The Chamber is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs, business owners, and civic leaders who foster the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of our community through advocacy, networking, and education.

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