Small Business Saturday shopping encouraged in Southwick

Michael McMahon, Southwick Economic Development commissioner and Kate Phelon, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce director, encourage Small Business Saturday support. (Photo by Amy Porter)

SOUTHWICK – The Southwick Economic Development Commission (EDC) is meeting Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

The agenda includes the question of what the EDC should do in 2020, the Home & Business Show, budget spending and more.

The Commission meetings are open to the public and local business owners are encouraged to attend. The Commission will also tout Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 30, and urge residents to shop small after Thanksgiving.

“This is an opportunity to visit and shop at local businesses in the area.  Money spent in Southwick provides jobs, tax revenue to fund schools, roads, the library and more,” the Commission stated in a press release. “Consider the local business community during the holiday season and all year round.”

More than 13 businesses in town are participating in Small Business Saturday this year, according to commissioners. Some will offer special events, promotions and more. Visit businesses on College Highway, Point Grove Road and Congamond Road – paving on the northern end of College Highway is finished – for your holiday

Small Business Saturday is a national effort to focus consumers on spreading some of their holiday spending at local businesses rather than only at area malls and large box stores. 

The Commission also encourages shoppers to stop at one of Southwick’s many eateries when they are out. Southwick has a number of eating and drinking establishments, which the EDC has compiled into a brochure available at Town Hall and online at the EDC page on


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