Local stores are preparing for Small Business Saturday

Trevor Jackson
November 24, 2017

We also shouldn't lose sight of the fact that Small Business Saturday is about more than just shopping, it's about community sustainability. Radio Station 95.9, which flipped to playing all Christmas music on Thanksgiving Day, will be broadcasting live and doing giveaways in front of the Galleria from noon to 3 p.m. For more small business insights, check out the stories below - and don't forget to shop small this weekend.

Show your participation in the event by using the hashtag, #shopsmalldowntownparistexas, and check out the facebook page .

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to support local independent stores on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

Downtown Tipp City and the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce partnered to buy $200 in gift cards for Saturday. According to NRF's October 2017 holiday survey, a quarter of holiday shoppers are planning to do their holiday shopping at local and small businesses. There's no reason a small business can't do the same thing.

Susan Lihn - co-chair of the Cleveland Park Business Association and longtime owner of gift shop Wake Up Little Suzie, 3409 Connecticut Ave.

"We want to see everyone come out and enjoy the day with us in downtown (Claremore), looking for and finding those flawless, one-of-a-kind items for their loved ones", said Jessica Jackson, Claremore Main Street director. "Our Sunday was strong, too, in general", she said.

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In addition to supporting local businesses and taking advantage of specials, free rides on the Sun Link Streetcar will be available all day starting at 8 a.m. "It is a wonderful day to promote small businesses!" The heart of the message remains the same on any main street in the state.

Other areas will have similar events Saturday.

Southern Grace Boutique participates in Small Business Saturday every year and they are preparing their store for the crowd. Even if they aren't offering a special deal, shop there anyway. "Free gifts and we're just very excited".

Small Business Saturday has an effect on local economies.

Small Business Saturday started in 2010 by American Express to direct attention at small, mom-and-pop type stores around the country at the start of the holiday shopping season.

"I keep my prices as low as I possibly can and stay in business", Wexton said in a phone interview.

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