Local businesses prep for Small Business Saturday - KOAM TV 7

Local businesses prep for Small Business Saturday


It's a growing trend across the nation -  shoppers avoiding major retailers to spend money in their local communities.
As Small Business Saturday approaches, area stores are gearing up around to make their valued customers happy.

For the traditional shopper Black Friday is the best way to score that great deal, but for others scoring that great deal can easily be found just down the road.

"A lot of times when you go into the big department stores and things like that you're not going to get that friendly welcome, hometown greeting." says Kim Brown, owner of Team Threads in Columbus, KS.

Team Threads is just one of the many local stores celebrating Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to show support for small businesses throughout season.

"Our community here in Columbus, we have so many things to offer here in the Square. It's a fun place to come. It get's you out of the norm, it gets you to explore different things." Brown says.

Now in its 4th year, small business Saturday keeps the same short and simple message. Shop local. That's because every dollar you spend in local businesses stays in your local community.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed "Small Business Saturday" to highlight the importance of small businesses to the state's economy, and businesses like Brown's are offering special deals for their customers.

Governor Brownback encourages to shop locally all throughout the holiday season.

And Team Threads will be offering 10% off all purchases made Saturday.

For more on Team Threads, visit their facebook page here or by copying this link into your browser:

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