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Shopping at Local Small Businesses

Throughout the nation, communities including ours are observing Small Business Saturday today. It is the one day a year on which shoppers are reminded to patronize small businesses, which almost always are locally owned and operated.

Don’t do it just to support them, however.

Most of us are looking for those special gifts to give at Christmas. There is no better place to find them than at small, one-of-a-kind stores found throughout the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio. Often, they stock items that simply cannot be found at larger outlets. And the service they offer, both before and after the sale, cannot be beaten.

What about price? Unique gifts must cost a lot more, right? Wrong. Small business owners understand the need to be competitive. Their price tags reflect that.

From toys to clothing, jewelry to festive holiday foods, small businesses have offerings that make it a pleasure to shop there. The bonus is that doing so supports local, community-minded owners and employees. We encourage you to try it today. You will be glad you did.

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