Small Business Saturday growing

Holiday shopping idea by credit card company is helping local merchants

Grandma’s Attic employee Bailey Ayers tags incoming shipments of clothing to be put out on the Omak store’s racks. The store and several other local merchants have seen year-to-year increases in the popularity of Small Business Saturday shopping.

Photo by Chris Thew
Grandma’s Attic employee Bailey Ayers tags incoming shipments of clothing to be put out on the Omak store’s racks. The store and several other local merchants have seen year-to-year increases in the popularity of Small Business Saturday shopping.



OMAK — With more and more holiday shopping moving online — recent figures say more than half of holiday shopping will be online — local merchants are getting a foothold at least on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Started as a promotion by credit card company American Express to drum up additional shopping in local shops, Small Business Saturday has grown and many business owners say the day is starting to be observed by shoppers.

The complete story is available on newsstands now in the Dec. 2 issue of The Chronicle or online in our e-edition.



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