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Shop Locally in Maple Grove on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Maple Grove.

"If you shop locally, you are not only saving high-priced gas, you are helping all of the people in YOUR community. From the property taxes paid by the store owner to the wages paid to the workers in the stores, the money stays in, and benefits, the local community," Arbor Lakes Business Association Executive Director Nancy Whitelaw wrote in an email to Patch. 

Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

Looking for some ideas where to shop as part of Small Busines Saturday? Check out some possible ideas here or find your favorite in the Maple Grove Patch directory.

You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. 

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Chris B November 21, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Osseo Vacuum in off of Central is a wonderful locally owned business for all your floor care needs and has been a part of the community for several years!!! www.osseovacuum.com

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