In this day and age of buying online, Small Business Saturday gives you a chance to walk around your local stores and see what they have to offer.
People in the area say the annual tradition helps to bring the community together while encouraging residents to shop local.
For Smith, this is a reminder of how she's able to support consumers and vendors through her business. The Boston Office of Economic Development is making an effort this year to support small businesses across the country.
"Always reinventing the wheel, so to speak, is the challenge".
Rusty Worley Executive Director with the Downtown Springfield Association said ultimately the money from sales taxes helps everyone.
The appeal for many people?
Today, every community in Livingston County has small business specials.
It's a day dedicated to the local shops that make the communities we live in feel like home.
She says the personalized experience can't be matched. "It's small businesses like me", she says. "It's just a way to keep our community vibrant and strong".
The news this year is that the familiar Lions trailer is located on the Frontier Communications parking lot at the corner of Hwy.
Customers voted on three categories. "We could have used a few more probably this morning when we opened".
"You know, last night I was here at 10:30 and I looked down the street and there were two other businesses still here working on their storefronts, and it was exciting to see".
"They come into the community, they provide the jobs, they provide the gifts, the donations, the support for the schools and the athletic teams and all those kind of things", Nick said.
"More incentive to have great local businesses moving forward as a community", Russo said.
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