Small Business Saturday 2020: Help Them Stay Afloat In Joliet

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JOLIET, IL — 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 Joliet. Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Joliet 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’s some of the businesses that have signed up so far: Mygrain Brewing Company50 E Jefferson St, Ste 106Joliet, IllinoisChicago Street Bar & Grill75 N Chicago StJoliet, IllinoisCut 158158 N Chicago StJoliet, IllinoisRental Max606 N Chicago StJoliet, IllinoisAaron Auto Glass – Joliet700 N HeckimerJoliet, Illinois Did we miss anyone in Joliet? Tell us in the comments or send an email to John Ferak at john.ferak@patch.com to be added to the list. 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 in a …

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