November 26th is Small Business Saturday. It is a time to show support for small independently-owned businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Small businesses are usually owned by people who live in the community and raise their family here. They care about this area's future. Statistics show that approximately 90 per cent of what you spend at a "mom and pop" type business, comes back to this community. It doesn't go to another city where the businesses is headquartered.
This give-back comes through donations that support local events and activities. Direct cash donations are also made to help this community. In other words, when you shop small businesses, you "pay it forward".