The month of November is drawing to a close and as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday I’d like to thank our Chamber members, the City of Spring Hill and our community for their support. Our Chamber strives daily to connect these three entities as well as to provide each with the resources they need to accomplish their own goals. Without the three entities working together, our local economy would not be able to grow and succeed. We strongly believe in the strength of these connections which is why we incorporated it into our new logo design. The yellow represents the community, the teal blue represents the City of Spring Hill and the dark blue represents our Chamber membership. The hexagon design depicts all three interlocking like a chain, unable to exist solely on their own and dependent on the other for their strength.

The strength of these entities is evident in the progress our city has made as our population continues to grow. We continue to work together to make Spring Hill better. We have a thriving community, a growth-focused Chamber and committed city officials that refuse to accept complacency. For that, I am thankful.

As Thanksgiving passes and the bustle of the holidays begins, I’d like to make you aware of the Shop Small campaign ®. The campaign originated in 2010 as a way to support small businesses that were hurting during the recession. In 2012, the Senate passed a resolution supporting the campaign and by the year 2016 small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion on Small Business Saturday. Over the past seven years the campaign has grown into a celebration that recognizes the importance of small businesses and the role that they play in their communities. These businesses are the employers of those that live in our community, they give back to causes in our community and they showcase the uniqueness of our community. By supporting these businesses, you contribute to the overall vitality of our community.

I’d like to personally ask you to shop in Spring Hill on Small Business Saturday November 25 and show your support to the many businesses that make our city unique and strong. Some of our Chamber members who own small businesses would like to share what your support means to them:

“When you Shop Small you’re supporting local families in more ways than one. Not only the business owner but the employees that work with us! Without our community we wouldn’t be here, we know that and feel extremely blessed to be in Spring Hill.”
– Kirston Smith, Owner, Priss and Pearls Boutique

“There is passion behind small business and they are the heartbeat of a community.  When the people support small business it allows those businesses to give back to the community.”
– Brad Feuerbacher, Andy’s Frozen Custard

You can find these businesses on our new online directory, The Spring Hill Chamber created this resource as an extension of our Experience Spring Hill Expo that takes place every July and gives our residents the opportunity to engage with our business community face-to-face. The digital directory allows you as a consumer to have full access to our Chamber members on your computer, tablet or on your mobile device. Be sure to visit the Shop, Eat, Play category to find our Chamber members that would greatly appreciate your support during the holiday shopping season and the rest of the year. I have no doubt that you will discover a new favorite boutique, restaurant, cafe or shop owned by a passionate business owner eager to share their story and earn your support.