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Small Business Saturday: Supporting local businesses to benefit our local community

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"Now is as important as ever to show Spokane's small businesses our support. If you can, shop small this Saturday and support the unique and amazing services our local businesses offer." - Mayor David Condon

This Saturday, November 28th, you are being encouraged to shop small and support local businesses. There are hundreds of small businesses in Spokane participating in Small Business Saturday. This day is about choosing to spend your money on local products to both help a local business owner and invest your money back into our local community.

Small Business Saturday isn't necessarily about finding the best deal. "The whole idea behind Small Business Saturday is to get out there in your community and support your local business owner, said Heather Hamlin, the Small Business Programs & Services Manager at Greater Spokane Incorporated. "Make a deliberate trip to a local store and purchase an item. Your dollar really does go twice as far when you spend it locally because a small business owner, when you have that money, you're going to turn around and spend it in the community, so that dollar is used again and again."

Small business Saturday was founded in 2010 and in 2011 it was recognized by the U.S. Senate. in 2014  more than 14.3 billion dollars was spent at small businesses across the country, so this is definitely a movement that's gaining momentum and more and more consumers are starting to appreciate the customer service they receive, quality of the products and even the relationships they make in their community when they choose to shop small.

Here are a list of just of small fraction of the businesses choosing to participate in Small Business Saturday:

  • Brews Brothers Espresso
  • The Urban Canine
  • Porters Barbershop
  • Rockwood Bakery
  • Dodson's Jewelry
  • Spokane Power Tool
  • Perry Street Brewing
  • Sunny Buns Tanning Salon and Spa
  • Paint & Pints
  • Tot Shots
  • Allsport
  • Mom's Custom Tattoo
  • Frank's Diner
  • Das Stein Haus
  • Spa Paradiso
  • DeLeon Foods
  • Quality Inn Downtown (4th Ave.)
  • Zipperz
  • Cache Advance
  • Nectar Tasting Room
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