Small businesses take part in Small Business Saturday

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 25 at 6:21 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – Big named retailers drew big crowds on Black Friday but consumers were urged to shop local during Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday was creative to give locally owned businesses a boost during the holiday season.

While many businesses around the area saw plenty of black, locally owned stores want their chance to avoid the red.

Shelby Simpson, manager of Three Dog Bakery, took part in the event along with other local stores encouraging patrons to keep their money in the community.

“The small business is the backbone of the community,” Simpson said. “Most of the businesses here at Chenoweth Square are locally owned and inside each one, you can find something unique. Like here at Three Dog Bakery.”

This weekend, and throughout the rest of the shopping season, consumers are encouraged to support local businesses and keep their money local. Several customers WHAS11 spoke with said they like shopping local because you can find unique items that you can't find at chain stores.

By shopping local, you can win big. Collect receipts as you dine or shop at LIBA member businesses between now and January 7th. After you've collected at least five receipts, you can enter to win a $1,000 grand prize.

For more information on the contest, head to the following website: http://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/
 

Local shop specials: Regalo, 982 Barret Ave. and in the Galt House. All tshirts are 10 bucks off and 15% off entire purchase til the end of November if you like them on Facebook and check into Regalo Gifthorse, 805 E. Market St.: 15% off if they mention they saw your Shop Local segment on WHAS11.

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