HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Today is Small Business Saturday, a day to support local businesses.
According to Union Bank holiday spending statistics, 74% of consumers in the United States feel an increased sense of responsibility to support their community this year.
More than half of the individuals say they have already increased how much they shop and spend at small businesses. 54% say they are specifically planning to shop at minority-owned small businesses.
Greg Brown, Vice Chair for Small Business and Events says, small businesses are what make the community grow. There are nearly 8,000 businesses within Madison County. The city of Huntsville will host small business markets throughout the city to promote local shops on Saturday, November 28.
Small Business Saturday market locations:
Straight to Ale - 12p.m. to 5 p.m.
- 2610 Clinton Avenue NW Huntsville, AL 35806
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 2211 Seminole Drive SW Huntsville, AL 35806