Notes from Town Square: Small business Saturday

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage people to support small, local businesses.

So why shop local? Because spending money locally:

Stimulates the local economy

When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned stores, about 70 cents of every dollar stays local. Only 40 cents of every dollar spent stays local when shopping at a big box store.

Preserves community


The unique character of our local community is defined in large part by the businesses that reside here. Locally owned shops provide more...


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