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Small Business Saturday: Coming to a store near you

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Several local independent retailers are taking part in Small Business Saturday on November 24th. Several local independent retailers are taking part in Small Business Saturday on November 24th.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Several local independent retailers are taking part in Small Business Saturday on November 24th.

Some will have sales and some will have extended hours during the day that aims to highlight small retailers following Black Friday's massive push at larger chain stores.

Monique Given owns The Switch House. The Huntsville business features handmade items made by local artists. She said she hopes Small Business Saturday will expose more people to her business.

"It's definitely a way for people to find out that didn't know I was here. I'll have been here for two years, and a lot of people come in and say, 'Oh, wow, you're a new business.' And I say well, not really. I've been here two years. But this time, especially Small Business Saturday, brings in people who may have not known about me and that's great," Given said.

Her neighbor on Cleveland Street is The Toy Place. Owner Susan Blevins said when people shop at small shops like hers, they're helping the economy in their own backyard.

"For every dollar spent with a local business, more of that money is invested in the local community, because small business owners are more likely to shop at other small businesses," she said.

Blevins added that Small Business Saturday is a good way to introduce new customers to The Toy Place.

"I just hope more people find out about it and have a positive experience and tell others," Blevins said.

To find out which businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday, click here.

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