Long Island residents shop locally in support of Small Business Saturday

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 67 cents of every dollar spent at small businesses stays within the local community.

Carmen Grant

Nov 25, 2023, 6:02 PM

Updated 231 days ago

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Mom and pop shops across Long Island were excited for Small Business Saturday.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 67 cents of every dollar spent at small businesses stays within the local community.
Officials say shopping locally helps to support family-owned businesses, whose owners often live in the neighborhoods they serve.
"Small business is the heart and soul of business on Long Island. Its important people support shops throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties," says Huntington Town Supervisor Edmund Smyth.
Advocates also say the benefits of shopping locally also helps to stimulate local jobs within communities.
News 12’s Carmen Grant visited Hometown Flower Collective in Huntington, whose storefront grand opening was celebrated on Saturday.


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