Small Business Saturday has become a big day for small business owners

by Frankie Norman November 27, 2017, 0:46
Small Business Saturday has become a big day for small business owners

"A lot of times [for holiday shopping] it's just the big box places and the small business get overlooked".

Small Business Saturday continues the tradition of bargains after Thanksgiving, but at shops you can only find in Louisville.

Viele might be new to the national Small Business Saturday campaign that started in 2010 but her drive to start her small business and help others has been lifelong.

Some will also have giveaways!

"We're the businesses that volunteer in this community, we're the businesses that donate our time, we give back to our community", said Traci Goodwin, owner of FIG Boutique in Petal.

"I just wanted to bring something good and positive to a community that was lacking", Banks said.

Sue and Bob Chester of Sayville shop at Sayville General Store on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Andy Kimerling, one of the original owners of Westchester Road Runner, has been in business for nearly 40 years.

"We try to support the community so we hope the community supports us", she explains.

"I'm here smiling and happy to welcome the people that will show up on Saturday to help support our local business, because it's not easy making it in this big retail world today", says Mark Vanderheof, owner of the Funky Monkey in Stuart.

"Even if you have to pay a little more, I really think it's worth it", said shopper Marsha Kowal. "It's a great thing to have the opportunity to do this", Solorio said.

Hutchison added that she has local artisans who have their items in the store. He says the recipes for his products were passed down for generations and his customers are like family.

"I think it's super important to support small businesses".

Her business offers Swedish, deep tissue, and bamboo massage, as well as aromatherapy.

The Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo is open Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $5 for seniors and military.


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