Cities across South Mississippi are urging you to "shop small" today for Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is one of the most important days of the year for local stores, and this year is no different.
Christie Padgett, owner of Christie's, said that the focus on local businesses brings in new customers who may be regulars at other locations, adding that that the Chamber's efforts to bring in new businesses has been good for competition. In addition to listing shops by neighborhoods, the app offers shoppers a game that gives users more chances to win based on what all they purchase and how many stores they visit.
Park New Haven is also offering three dollar all-day parking at the Temple Street and Crown Street garages as well.
"Small businesses form the backbone of our economy and our communities". Scavenger hunters can begin at The Shops on Fifth Avenue on Canyon's Square this Saturday.
Small Business Saturday falls the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is followed by Cyber Monday.
Dubre says when people shop small they're supporting local vendors, contributing to the local tax base, and keeping the revenue in Arkansas.
"You get to know your customers and you feel like you're part of their lives, too and part of their families when you can help them find those special gifts", said Kilboy. Share it on social media with the hashtags #BBB, #BBBCET and #SmallBizSat to tell the world why you love shopping small.
But American Express and the federation say the main point of the day is to do not forget to patronize the local stores that support local communities. "This is a nice way for us to say thank you". "We will see (customers) tomorrow and Sunday".
The holiday weekend shopping continues into Saturday, featuring locally run and owned shops across the country. "So you got to come in and buy to keep the stores here". From 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. will have a book sale and from 1-4 p.m clothes are 50 percent off.