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Small Business Saturday is November 24th!

Just a brief note to remind people to get out and shop local this Saturday!

There’s Black Friday…and then there’s a day for the rest of us: Small Business Saturday.  These small businesses not only add to aesthetic of the town, they generate revenue and more importantly help employ your friends, kids & neighbors.   If you think it doesn’t matter, take a ride to small rural Illinois towns like La Salle or Peru.  In the 1990’s “Big box” stores decimated their shops leaving ghost towns in it’s wake.  Obviously time and commerce must march on but still,  both big and small business should be able to coexist. So when you see your neighbor coming home with another flat screen TV or lap top they (or the landfills) really don’t need, grab a cup of coffee and take a stroll into town.  This year, why not try buying something a little more personalized.   You’ll not only be giving a gift that will be more appreciated, you’ll be supporting the backbone of this country’s economy: small business!

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Nancy Cummings November 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Thanks for giving everyone something to think about, Anthony. I represent the La Grange Business Association, and support for the locally-owned and operated small business is critical in keeping our community economically strong. If every family in the US spent $100 of their holiday shopping budget at locally owned, independent businesses, over $7.8 billion would be directly returned to local communities. By shopping locally for even a portion of your holiday spending, you can help create more jobs and a stronger economy for all of your neighbors.

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