PORT CHESTER, NY — Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, making Small Business Saturday in 2020 more vital than ever. This year, the all-local shopping event falls on Nov. 28 including in Port Chester.
Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Port Chester are facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns.
The list of Small Business Saturday participants continues to grow, despite the pandemic. Here are some of the businesses that have signed up so far:
- Learning Express Toys
Temporary closures, capacity restrictions, decreased demand for products and services and delays due to supply-chain issues have led to unprecedented challenges for small-business owners.
But the “Shop Small” movement continues amid these hardships.
“This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy,” American Express, which established Small Business Saturday in 2010, said