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Small Business Saturday is huge for locally owned shops

(Source: American Express) (Source: American Express)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Friday may be Black Friday but local businesses around the country are preparing for Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for locally owned shops.

It encourages the community to shop and dine at local businesses instead of national retailers.

READ MORE: Gov. Ivey proclaims Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday

Business owners say this is one of the biggest shopping days of the year with a giant impact on the local economy. Small businesses are how communities thrive.

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010. 

It is a nationally recognized day to celebrate the many special and diverse local businesses that make cities and towns unique.  

For more information go to the Alabama Retail Association by clicking here.  

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