Support local businesses on Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively.

Small Business Saturday is about supporting small, local business and encouraging people across the country to “shop small.”

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce invites residents to support local businesses this Saturday. While some shops in the Towne Center will offering specials” on Small Business Saturday, its more about those small businesses “being special” and what they bring to the community. Whether they are a family business, local shop, service business, wholesaler or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is about them and supporting a small business owner’s dream.

Just 4 Gifts, Pack Wrap and Post, The Cup Above and Bombshells are just a few of the businesses who will offer specials on Saturday. Aprile DeAnn says her store will be serving cookies and cider with holiday cheer and offering 15 percent off store purchases. Debbie Gagnon says Pack Wrap and Post is offering two mailbox rental specials; purchase six months and get first month free and 10 percent off paid in full annual rentals. The Cup Above is offering $5 off purchases of $20 or more. Bombshells is offering a buy one get one 50% off on all merchandise in the store special; discount will apply to the lower priced item.

Residents are encourage to shop local, eat local, spend local and support the businesses in the community on Saturday, November 26. If the community as a whole shops small, it can make a big difference.

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Donna Ritchie