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Published November 29, 2013, 03:25 PM

Locally-owned businesses prompt Small Business Saturday to attract shore of holiday spending

A handful of locally-owned businesses are promoting Saturday as Small Business Saturday to attract a share of holiday spending. The concept was started in 2010 and promoted by American Express.

A handful of locally-owned businesses are promoting Satruday as Small Business Saturday to attract a share of holiday spending. The concept was started in 2010 and promoted by American Express. Some of its supporters now hope they can ride a backlash against an expansion of Black Friday shopping to lure more customers. Other shops around town are offering sales or enticements like hot chocolate and other treats.

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