Today is Small Business Saturday, a national campaign to encourage shopping locally for the holidays. Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Communications Coordinator Emma Skahill says many stores and businesses are involved, and explains how to take part.

“It’s pretty simple. If you go shopping at one of these businesses during Small Business Saturday, when you make a purchase, you can enter your name into a drawing at the end. The week after, the Chamber will do a drawing, and if your name is selected, you will get to choose a small locally owned business here in Knoxville that you would like to receive a $25 gift card to. It’s great because you get a little extra money to spend at a business, and it’s supporting our businesses by purchasing a gift card from them. So it’s a win-win.”

Complete details are available here. Social distancing and masks will be required inside the stores.