Alexandria ready for Small Business Saturday

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Port City Daily has compiled a few of the many stores offering special deals for Small Business Saturday.

Rincon, the owner of the local apparel store, is celebrating Small Business Saturday with discounted prices on store items; Santa Claus will also be available to take photos with families from 1 to 4 p.m. "But we do notice on days like today and Small Business Saturday the number of out-of-town people that are here".

"There's such and energy and I think it's an energy amongst a community, amongst the stores and the businesses but it is our biggest day of the year", said Serendipity owner Michele Bosscher. "You're just helping with that organic creation of culture in a community".

Park New Haven is also offering three dollar all-day parking at the Temple Street and Crown Street garages as well.

With Black Friday in the books and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, the focus shifted to small businesses Saturday.

"We have shifted away from a one-day event to a monthlong campaign", said Betsy Potter, director of operations for the Downtown District.

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

In Tennessee, there are more than 500,000 small businesses, which employ more than one million people, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. And then people will DM us or comment saying they want this and it's easy for us to call the store and place it over the phone.

Southern Nevada small businesses get recognition on Small Business Saturday.

According to American Express, 82 percent of Americans say they plan on shopping or dining at local businesses on Saturday.

So whether you're shopping for someone you care about, or maybe picking up a little something for yourself, Meinhart says try shopping local for something unique.

Angela Solorio started her business, Paparazzi Accessories, in April of this year and says she is grateful for opportunities like this to set up her business. She said the customers like that the staff know many by name and greet them when they walk in. "And we're hoping to top that this year".

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