Small Business Saturday encourages the community to shop local

Small Business Saturday is a tradition that began in 2010 by American Express that encourages shoppers to invest locally and change the way communities began their holiday shopping. Local small businesses saw a surge in business on Saturday.

“Everybody wants their town to thrive and all the businesses on Front Street support each other and to have this many people come down, it’s amazing really. I was shocked how many people,” says Nikki Logston, an Owner of Sugar Maple Botique in Marietta.

“Our Business really thrives daily. We have not really seen a decrease, it’s been very good for us,” says Michelle Willoughby, another owner of Sugar Maple Boutique.

And they are grateful for the community support they have received on Small Business Saturday, and throughout the rest of the year.

“Marietta is very community based. They’re very supportive of all businesses, schools, so it’s- we’ve been very blessed,” says Logston.

“I think anything that calls awareness to small businesses is good for all of us. We’re instrumental in keeping this community going, all the small businesses, because we hire locally we give back locally. We’re the ones that support all the organizations around here so we try to give back as much as we get. I think it’s important to call awareness to all the small businesses in Parkersburg and the surrounding area, explains Cathy Buttermore, owner of Buttermore Jewelers.

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