The Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion Application is Live!

October 8, 2019 | The Small Business Saturday® Neighborhood Champion Application is Live! | 
Did you know that approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a U.S. small business remains in that local community? * Supporting local businesses makes a difference – and lending your support on Small Business Saturday® as a Neighborhood Champion could be invaluable! Which is why we are reaching out to share that the 2019 Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion application is officially open!
As a reminder, thanks to our sponsor American Express all Main Street America organization members have been pre-qualified to serve as American Express® Neighborhood Champions on a first come, first serve basis. All you have to do is fill out the brief application here: and indicate you were referred by the National Main Street Center (NMSC) in the drop-down box. Be sure use your NMSC contact information when filling out the application (i.e. local NMSC organization name, email, etc.). See image for guidance!

We hope you will sign up to be an American Express® Neighborhood Champion this year to rally your community, help host an event on November 30th, and distribute the fun (and complimentary) Shop Small® merchandise.

Applications close on November 7th or until supplies last, so be sure to apply soon. Once you’re approved, you’ll receive complimentary marketing materials, planning guides, an event kit with Shop Small merchandise, and more to support your local efforts.

This year the American Express® Neighborhood Champion program is focused on helping organization members rally their communities. You can review the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Terms here.

Small business owners should participate through the Shop Small Studio here.

*Estimate from data on businesses with under 100 employees, as reported in Amex-commissioned 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study,