The Cities of Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Texarkana and American Express have partnered to encourage residents on both sides of the state line to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 30, by shopping at small and local businesses this holiday season.

According to their press release, residents are encouraged to show their support for the small businesses of the area by taking time out of their busy Thanksgiving weekend to shop small and shop local.

Businesses wishing to participate in Small Business Saturday are encouraged to stop by either City Hall or the Chamber Office starting Nov. 22, to receive a free small business packet containing complimentary promotional items. Additionally, small businesses can visit shopsmall.com/getready to create custom promotional materials for the day.

New this year will be small business passports to encourage residents to shop locally. The passports will be available at both City Halls and the Chamber office beginning Friday, November 22, through Friday, December 6. Completing the passports will enter residents in chances to win gift certificates from local participating businesses.

More information on the small passport business passports will be released soon on the Chamber and Cities Facebook pages or by calling the Chamber office at 903-792-7191.