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Small Business Saturday Brings Local Retailers in the Basin More Business

Zora Asberry
News West 9 

BIG SPRING - Many big department stores and chains have deals on Black Friday, but what about our local businesses?

To bring more traffic to the local retailers in their area, stores are having deals for Small Business Saturday.

Zora Asberry went to Big Spring and has more on how they are getting locals to come through the door.

"It's been very nice. We opened up this morning, and at 10:00 a.m. we had our first customer and we've been busy ever since", said Owner of Southern Blush Boutique Carla Lagan. 

In 2010 american express started a nationwide advertising campaign called "Small Business Saturday hoping to encourage more shoppers to support their local businesses.

"Seeing the influx of people shopping, and staying local and shopping locally is really nice to see, because so much of this money goes back into the community. There's been lot of other local businesses doing deals and things too so it keeps it local", said Owner of Splurge Boutique, Kristen Partee. 

Many local retailers are now starting to join the "Small Business Saturday" bandwagon, hoping to bring more holiday shoppers to their stores. 

"We're going to extend it for tomorrow. We open at 9:00 a.m. in the morning , we will close at 5:30 p.m. We have some special season sales that we're starting today, our prices should be fairly reasonable."

If you do choose to go shopping tomorrow, many local business owners are asking that you partake in Small Business Saturday.

"Yeah, come out and support your local businesses, and shop Big Spring. There's a lot going on and you don't have to make the truck all the way to Midland. Our prices are low and affordable and you can get some great quality items right here in town without having to go anywhere."

"And happy shopping!"

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