The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging area residents to support local businesses and a Holiday Sip and Shop will be offered by businesses in the Uptowne area of the city from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Showing support for local businesses can also encourage more entrepreneurship in the community, she said.
"They're the one supporting their kids' sports programs and other community activities", she said. According to American Express, it drew about 112 million shoppers - who spent a reported $15.4 billion - to local businesses across the country past year.
The small business owner knows his or her customers, what they want, what they need. She has tried to diversify her offerings and sell more on-line, but competing as a home decor independent retailer is still very hard, she said.
The day generated an estimated $15.4 billion for small businesses nationally a year ago with 112 million shoppers participating, according to the same survey.
"That's essentially the same breakdown for the county and the state".
Local shops will be open with refreshments, specials and more, according to Main Street Enid.
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The holiday season is vital for their continued good health, so we again urge you to shop them, and whenever possible, to do so in person.
In 2010, small businesses across the nation felt the pain of the Great Recession, and American Express launched Small Business Saturday, hoping to attract more holiday shoppers. Surveys show that 72 percent of consumers said Small Business Saturday inspires them to "shop small" throughout the year and not just for the holidays. So don't forget, after the Black Friday frenzy, make sure to stop by some of your neighborhood businesses. "They're passionate about what they do".
Several other area towns will be taking part in Small Business Saturday with businesses in Shamrock and Canadian opening at 8:00 a.m. and in Wheeler at 9:00 a.m.
Jason Smith is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times. Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach and other city officials gathering to ask everyone to support a small, local business this holiday season. Often what the small business doesn't have in stock, the owner can order for delivery to the store or buyer's home.
Milford's Downtown Development Authority is offering a $500 shopping trip to the victor of its Small Business Selfie contest November 25-30.
From online deals, to big retail, Thomas says she's shopped everywhere already. "The sales tax revenue goes right to benefiting those in Manhattan Beach", Lipps said. Among returning features like free horse-drawn carriage rides and Santa Saturdays, visitors throughout the next month will be able to take advantage of many new features, such as a Teddy bear room and a wrapped mystery gift room that raises money for the United Way.
"We are always pushing the "Buy Local" theme throughout all of our marketing", LaVecchia said.