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Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday

Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Monrovia?

Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves.

What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Monrovia and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website.

American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year on Nov. 24, the event drew over 100 million people last year, according to the Small Business Saturday website.

Locally owned business across the country now take part in Small Business Saturday, offering their own deals to rival those offered the day before on Black Friday.

To find retailers in Monrovia that take part in the promotion, just visit the Small Business Saturday website, click on “Find Out Where To Shop” in the menu at the top of the screen and type in your ZIP code.

What are your favorite small businesses in the Monrovia area? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Carlos Morales November 24, 2012 at 06:10 AM
My name is Carlos Morales the new owner of STAN's BIKE SHOP located at 880 Myrtle Ave in Monrovia (2 blocks north of Huntington Drive) we are having a $ALE on Bikes, Apparel and Accessories. We would appreciate your support and we are here to earn your business. Please come by and say hello. Also SAVE THE DATE - Saturday December 1st at 11am for our GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING. SANTA will be paying us a visit! Our shop phone number is 626/357-0020 Like us on FACEBOOK - "STANS BIKE SHOP"
Stephen McCarthy November 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Come to the MAFA Art Walk Today! Paint 'n' Play Gallery and Lemon Alley! Give the Gift of ART!

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