Trying to get people to shop local

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Associated Press

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 4:34 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 24 at 5:04 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Small businesses across the country are ready for "Small Business Saturday," a day for people to buy holiday gifts at local shops and businesses.

Shop Small is sandwiched between Black Friday, a day-long frenzy at the large chain stores, and Cyber Monday, when Internet retailers have special offers to entice people to spend online.

Julee Evans, the owner of a children's boutique in Richmond, Virginia, says Small Business Saturday gives her a chance to show her appreciation to her customers for keeping her in business even though they could very easily go to the chains and the big box stores.

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