Small Business Saturday is here. But what is Small Business Saturday? This year’s date is Saturday, November 24, and its a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community.
By shopping locally, you help small businesses to continue to operate. Small businesses are what makes a community unique. You may have a favorite local breakfast spot, favorite barber, stylist, massage therapist, even a favorite florist. All the money spent helps support the local economy and the tax dollars stay local.
Linda Parsons, President and CEO of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Moore County residents to shop locally Saturday and every day throughout the year.
“When shopping locally, your tax dollars stay local,” Parsons said. “When you spend $100 at one of our Moore County stores or restaurants, over $68 stays in Moore County. By supporting local businesses, you are helping to create jobs and opportunities. Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they are also the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farmers, attorneys, and other businesses expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.”
Local business owner, Steve Moore, has been repairing appliances for Moore County residences over 32 years.
“Shopping local helps to provide jobs for our community. Small businesses hire locally and living and working locally helps to strengthen our community and our local economy,” said Moore, owner of Moore Appliance Service in Southern Pines. “Local businesses also understand the importance of giving back to our community by supporting local charities.”
Small business owner, Donna Stephens-Johnson, has been providing health benefits to Moore County residents for four years.
“When shopping local, you embrace what makes our community unique,” said Stephens-Johnson, owner of Utopia Spa in Aberdeen.
So head downtown and check out our local shops. Take the family and enjoy a walk in the beautiful downtown areas. You could find some unique gifts and maybe run into a friend or neighbor. This is why we call our small town home.