You've heard of Black Friday... what about Small Business Saturday? That's Saturday, and it's an effort to get Christmas shoppers to spend money with locally-owned, smaller businesses, according to Gary Stubblefield of the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce.
"This is the third year. It was originally brought out by American Express between Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to draw attention to the small businesses that really depend upon this time of year to stay in business."
This is the first year Carl Junction has promoted the nationwide effort.