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Owners call Small Business Saturday a success

Barbara Roos of Glen Ellyn explores the selection at The Bookstore 475 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn on a past Small Business Saturday

That's the main reason she comes out every year for Small Business Saturday.

"With Savannah, businesses support each other and the more you do to help others to support their business, it all comes back to you two-fold in what they do to support you and help you grow your business", said Regan Drake, President of the Small Business Chamber of Savannah.

Some will also have giveaways!

For many shoppers, Teresa says the in store experience is still critical, "We have people who want to come in and shop and be able to feel and touch what they are buying, and truly know what they are getting".

Small Business Saturday is the mom and pop shops' answer to Black Friday.

"There's a bunch of different categories that people can choose from and then I match up a recipient from that category and then just give anything from hair care, manicure, pedicure, massages", said Carol Seefeldt, owner of Wired Up!

Those small businesses and others, like Lot 2029, all look forward to Small Business Saturday.

"I just can't emphasize enough how important it is to any of the small businesses". She said it's a way for her to empower women in the community.

According to the Small Business Administration, about 112,000,000 Americans spent a total of 15.4 billion dollars a year ago at locally owned businesses and restaurants. "If we can help support the community, all the better", said Michelle Jones.

"I started out on my dining room table, and so many people still remember coming to my house over on Charleston Square", Jackson said. He says the recipes for his products were passed down for generations and his customers are like family.

"Retail has been hurting very badly", he says, placing the blame on increased online shopping. She started a business called Bubble and Squeak Soapworks.

"I think it's important to support our merchants", she said.

Twisted Wicker's regular hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.