Glenwood Springs chamber launches Small Business Saturday promo |

Glenwood Springs chamber launches Small Business Saturday promo

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A serious response to a fairly simple Facebook question about why local consumers choose to shop at local businesses could earn respondents a $25 gift card toward their Small Business Saturday shopping spree.

Through Friday, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is giving away American Express Gift Cards to the first 10 people who respond each day to the daily question on the Chamber’s Facebook page:

“We gave away the first 10 gift cards on Monday; they went quick,” said Angie Anderson, vice president of operations for the GSCRA.

According to the rules, “only clear, serious responses will be accepted, and only one gift card will be given per individual.”

Card recipients can pick up their gift cards at the Glenwood Chamber the week of Nov. 25. The gift cards are intended to be used at local small businesses on Nov. 30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which was dubbed in 2010 by American Express as Small Business Saturday.

Sandwiched between the “Black Friday” big-box holiday shopping deals and what’s become known as “Cyber Monday” for online shopping, Small Business Saturday is intended to support small local businesses.

“Small Business Saturday celebrates the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and collect the taxes that build and support communities around the country,” said Marianne Virgili, GSCRA president and CEO.

The local chamber is also part of the American Express Neighborhood Champion program, which works with business organizations to support communities in organizing Small Business Saturday events.

Small business owners can take advantage of free marketing tools and consumers can find a list of local merchants by visiting

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