Small Business Saturday: Local businesses participate in Nov. 30 event

Clarksville Lumber co-owner is releasing unique Christmas gifts to help community members stay in town to shop on Nov. 30 Small Business Saturday. She’s created a calendar frame [pictured] to enhance a plain calendar on the wall. (Pat Racette Photo)

The fourth annual Small Business Saturday will be held Nov. 30.

Though still in its infancy, the event counters the heavyweight conglomerate stores’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving. The goal is to remember small businesses by shopping small and helping keep money in town.

American Express created Small Business Saturday, and has been promoting the national event since 2010, providing resources on their Web site (americanexpress.com).

See full story and more pictures in this week's Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star (Nov. 28).