Merchants Have High Hopes for Small Business Saturday
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WZDX) - Thanksgiving weekend will be a big one for local businesses as one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year includes "Small Business Saturday."
It's a day to celebrate the "shop small movement" and drive shoppers to local merchants across the country and away from big-box retailers.
More than 200 organizations nationwide hope to bring shoppers from the major retail chains to local businesses.
"We're always on the Internet, we're doing this or that, but this holiday season I think this is one time we want to be low tech. Get in your car, drive to some of your local businesses, and shop locally," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.