On Saturday November 24th, 2018 the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will be participating in the 9th Annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, first observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, encourages holiday shoppers to patronize local, small business.
On Small Business Saturday, small businesses throughout the Wyoming Valley will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, giving local shoppers incentive to shop small. Maps of all participating businesses with their deals for the day will be published in local media and Facebook leading up to the event. A special holiday popup shop in MidTown Village featuring local retailers will also kick off on Small Business Saturday.