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Small businesses embracing Small Business Saturday

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Malls and department stores have probably been packed since Black Friday.

Online shoppers are soon to be surfing the web for Cyber Monday deals. Today, many went out to support local businesses for Small Business Saturday.

 I walked into one jewelry shop that had almost a record breaking day in sales.
     then met up with a gym owner who hasn't even opened his doors yet and are still having small business Saturday deals.

 Open Court Sports and Events center doesn't open to the public for another two months. Owner William Henry is encouraging customers to sign up today, offering buy two months, get one free.

Montague's Jewelers downtown seen pretty good sales today. Owner Chris Montague says he loves what's been done to promote Small Business Saturdays 

He says it allows communities to grow and go.

"We're about making sure that the community stays whole and enrich and empowering kids," Henry said.

"Shop local it's critically important to non profits in our community its most of the dollars that are spent at small businesses locally stay in the community and I think that's an important message to get across," Montague said.

 Montague says with big department stores, 90 cents of that dollar is leaving town. But with local businesses, 70 cents of the dollar is staying in town.

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