Shop Small in Plainfield on Saturday

Andrew Cummings
December 1, 2019

Melissa Mattox, the owner of Miss Behaven, says all the Downtown Georgetown shops give back.

While Saturday is the big day, it's a reminder to think about shopping local throughout the holiday season, and the year.

"Really it's just an opportunity to remind people about all the businesses in Topeka and Shawnee County that are locally owned and operated", Ross said.

"A large amount of our yearly annual income comes in at the holidays, but Small Business Saturday is a big part of that", Terry Xidis, co-owner of the shop, said.

Gilbert said it also helps the city. That provides jobs for other people, we provide services, a fun environment for here.

Helping out local stores like Pruess Pets really impacts the community.

Last year, consumers nationwide spent roughly $17.8 billion on Small Business Saturday. But he said this event also boosts downtown businesses so that more stores will come set up shop.

"We put our money back into the community, we shop local, we hire local all the way from accounting to office supplies".

"More incentive to have great local businesses moving forward as a community", Russo said.

"It helps entrepreneurs like myself who want to take a chance at being a business owner, keeping our dreams alive", Parr said.

"I think it's been growing ever since I came here", Russo said.

Although Small Business Saturday is pretty much done, that doesn't mean you should stop shopping locally. "We all come together to bring everyone downtown on that day".

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