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Small Business Saturday give local stores boost

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, stores on Main Streets across Long Island are expected to get a boost in business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2013, 2:57 AM

Updated 3,854 days ago

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing, stores on Main Streets across Long Island are expected to get a boost in business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday, celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year, is a chance for shoppers to support local mom-and-pop shops.

The retail holiday is celebrated between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Many customers told News 12 they enjoy taking a break from the big box stores to shop locally.

Many Main Street stores offered special deals to lure customers. Towne, a fashion-forward clothing store in Huntington, offered 20 percent off.

American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010. The company offered a $10 statement credit to people who shop at local retailers.


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