“You’ve heard of Christmas in July, how about Small Business Saturday in July? Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 by American Express. Traditionally, the campaign helps small businesses gain additional exposure and works to encourage customers to shop within their own community during the Holiday Season. The Potsdam Chamber has decided to launch a form of this campaign during the month of July. Over $300 in gift certificates will be disbursed between small businesses in Potsdam for handout to select customers. Each Saturday, 4 different businesses will have gift certificates to give-away as a prize. Want to win? Shop at a local Potsdam store on a Saturday in July  and cross your fingers that you picked the right spot at the right time! Plus, feel good that you’re making a difference in the life of a small business owner, their family, their staff and your community. Don’t forget to share your photos with us! It could be a snapshot of your purchase, your smiling face, the store-front, etc.Just use #PotsdamSBS .  As always, shop small, support local and believe in Potsdam.”