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It's Time Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores on November 24.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy.

Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

Here is a list of businesses residents can find great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below.

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