Support The Small Businesses That Make Middleboro, Massachusetts Great!
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. Pledge to Shop Small(SM) on November 26, 2011. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.
By shopping small and local, you are supporting the “mom and pop” stores and services that help make your community a great place to live and work. A lot of the things that you might be looking for – and would probably head out to the big-box stores to get – can be found in your own community.
American Express wants to help you make a difference. Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express® Card and use that Card for a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on Saturday, November 26, 2011. For more information about American Express’ Small Business Saturday campaign, head on over to their Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.
To celebrate Small Business Saturday, South Shore Computer Repair, located at 238 Centre Street in the heart of Middleboro, Massachusetts, will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm. John Neely, a.k.a. “The Computer Guy,” will be on hand to answer your questions about computers and other technologies as well as provide advice and guidance to anyone who has technology on their holiday shopping list. Everyone is invited to stop in for coffee, donuts and great conversation and advice!
American Express has also partnered with foursquare to offer a whopper of a discount on Saturday, November 26. Foursquare users who check in and spend $25 or more on their American Express cards at participating businesses will receive a $25 credit on their American Express statement.
There are more than 100,000 business participating. You’ll be able to find ones nearby on the 26th by opening your foursquare app, tapping Explore and then tapping specials. Be sure to expand your radius out to 10 miles to be able to see them all. You can also find them on the new foursquare website by looking for the map icons highlighted in orange (now that I think of it, they really need to add filters to that map).
Don’t forget to sync your card with foursquare before next Saturday to be eligible. When you check in at a participating business, tap the “load to card” button on the special screen and pay with your American Express card. You’ll get a notification from foursquare that your request was processed and the credit will show up on your statement around 5 business days later.
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On Saturday, November 26th, Middleboro is presenting it’s fantastic Christmas Parade. Starting at 1:00 PM, Santa and Miss Massachusetts Molly Whalen will ride aboard the Fire Department ladder truck to lead the 52nd annual Christmas Parade. The theme of the parade is “Once Upon a Christmas.” The marchers will include Scout packs and troops, dancing schools, twirlers and school marching bands. The floats are always popular, and the Middleboro High School student council is entering another huge float as they have done in past years. Santa will lead the parade from the school complex on Mayflower Avenue to Courtland Street, Station Street, down Center Street, to South Main Street, and return to the school.