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Shop Small Saturday helps in so many ways

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From page B2 | November 23, 2012 | Leave Comment

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is “Shop Small Saturday” on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Shop Small is a nationwide movement to recognize and celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the national, state and local economy. People all over the nation are encouraged to support their local small businesses by shopping locally.

“With the exception of government, health care and education, almost all of our businesses in El Dorado County are small businesses,” said Laurel Brent-Bumb, executive director of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Seventy-nine percent of all businesses in El Dorado County have 1-9 employees. Nationally, small businesses pay 44 percent of the total U.S. private payroll.

Shop Small Saturday is a great day to patronize small businesses throughout the county and show support. Many businesses on Main Street in Placerville will be offering special deals or extended hours.

Placerville News Company will be offering extended hours on Nov. 24: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“We have a whole store full of Christmas gifts,” said manager Jeff Meader, “and free gift wrapping.”

Placerville Hardware will be offering a free 150th anniversary mug with a purchase of $30. Combellack’s will celebrate Shop Small with a 20 percent off, store-wide sale on Friday, Nov. 23; Sat. Nov. 24; and Sunday, Nov. 25.

Iron Willow Gallery will have extended hours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and refreshments. Winterhill Olive Oil will be offering cider and cookies and complimentary tastings of store products. Robinson’s Pharmacy will have 10 percent off of all gift items throughout the store on Saturday.

In addition to other businesses that may have specials or extended hours on Nov. 24, Davey “Doc” Wiser will be giving stagecoach rides downtown from noon until 4 p.m.

“Small businesses give so much to their local communities in support of schools, service organizations, charities and churches. Their support includes gifts and monetary donations for auctions, raffles, fundraisers, teams, patients and so much more,” said Lisa Crummett, Placerville Downtown Association marketing director. “And many of these business owners give their time by volunteering and working with local non-profits, as well. It’s great to have an event where the community can show their support by patronizing these local, independent businesses. It also shows that customers appreciate the small business’ presence in the community and would greatly miss them if they were to close shop or move.”

After the madness of Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday is a chance to shop in a relaxed small town atmosphere and to support local businesses throughout El Dorado County.

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