Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. The Small Business Association (SBA) strongly encourages participation.
Sunlighten and Sunlight Day Spa have strong small business roots. Sunlighten was humbled to receive the “Mr. K” trophy in 2008. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce awards the trophy each year to the Small Business of the Year in Kansas City. The award goes to a company that has shown growth or sustainability of their business with strong employee relations and a record of giving back to the community. Flashback to 2008… With only 50 employees, Sunlighten was #1 out of more than 1400 business nominated for this prestigious award!
Owners Aaron and Connie Zack were recognized for their contributions to and support of the American Heart Association, Harvesters and other community organizations.
We believe that Small Business Saturday shouldn’t be reserved for only one day per year– both Sunlighten and Sunlight Day Spa support other local businesses and use local vendors whenever possible. Sunlight Day Spa features retail products from Indigo Wild, notes to self® socks, MerSea & Co. candles and Run Like a Girl t-shirts.
Please join organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by “shopping small” on Saturday and throughout the holiday season! Click here to find participating small businesses in your area.