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Small Business Saturday: Shop Locally in Wheaton Nov. 24

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday: Shop Locally in Wheaton Nov. 24

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Wheaton.

Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk said small businesses are "the backbone" of the community.

"The economic impact it (small business) has on our commuity in terms of salary and wages is most important, so shopping locally is an integral part of the economy of our city—of any small city," he said.

Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

Wheaton businesses participating in Small Business Saturday include:

  • Tom's Service Center
  • Cingular
  • It's Our Earth
  • Knippen Shoes
  • Luong Loi Restaurant
  • Stones Jewelry
  • Studio 209
  • Shane's Deli
  • Graham's Fine Chocolates
  • Egg'Lectic Cafe
  • The Bank Restaurant and Bar
  • The Cellar Bistro
  • Armbrust Plumbing Heating & AC
  • Carlson Paint and Glass
  • Ron Stewart Portraiture
  • Jeans and a Cute Top Shop
  • Muldoon's Irish Pub
  • Two Shopaholics
  • Ivy Restaurant
  • Front Street Cocina
  • Front Street Dance Center
  • Tasting deVine
  • Elements and Starrs
  • Carlson True Value Hardware
  • Midwest Cyclery
  • Yo Yo Land
  • Il Sogno
  • Suburban Music
  • Old World Jewelers
  • Wheaton Shoe Repair
  • The Bleu Olive
  • Austin BBQ
  • Sushi Mono
  • Hair by Lisa
  • Wok 'n Fire
  • Harbor Express Cafe
  • L'Anne
  • Crown Graphics
  • Frocks & Frills Vintage
  • The Beaded Elf
  • Egg Harbor Cafe
  • Paoletti's Cleaners
  • Nancy's Pizzeria
  • Toms-Price Home Furnishings
  • El Zarape Restaurant
  • Wheaton Meat Co.
  • Renberg's Garage

You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.

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