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Shoppers plan to support local stores on Small Business Saturday

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Amarillo, TX - After a day of sales and slashed prices at large retail stores, small businesses around the area are stepping up for their time in the spotlight.

     Saturday, November 30, marks Small Business Saturday across the nation. American Express came up with the idea four years ago in 2010 to promote shopping local and keeping the money in economies of the communities where these small businesses were born.

A few shops in the Amarillo/Canyon area tell NewsChannel 10 they saw about twice the foot traffic on Black Friday this year and hope that also helps drive up sales on Saturday.

 According to a recent poll, 77 percent of shoppers who have heard of Small Business Saturday plan on spending some of their shopping money in local businesses on Small Business Saturday this year.