Shop Small Business Saturday

Several Mountain Area businesses will be participating in “Small Business Saturday” this Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010, “Small Business Saturday” is dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country by encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize small stores in the area.

It takes place on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and is the counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“Remember when you shop locally, you support all the things that make this community great ... plus the money you spend here, stays here,” Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joelle Leder said.

Chamber of Commerce businesses offering specials for Nov. 28 “Small Business Saturday” include:

* Oakhurst Giftworks: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - 25% off Yankee Candles, raffle drawing for a $50 gift card (ticket with any purchase), free tote bag with purchase while supplies last, and refreshments.

* Back 2 Basics: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. - earrings and bracelets four for $10 (regular $3.49 each), necklaces three for $10 (regular $4.99 each), men’s flannels quilted or sherpa lined shirts $19.99 (regular $29.99), and girls/ladies fleece sleeping pants $12.99 (regular $14.99).

* Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - scavenger hunt, $10 off coupons on selected dog and cat food, Buy One Get One discounts on a variety of treats and toys, additional 20% off all cat towers, Spin the Wheel with every purchase for prizes, complimentary refreshments.

* Branches Book & Gifts: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - small tote with every purchase while supplies last, Hans Berger will sign his book “The True Story of One Familye’s Flight from the Nazis” 10 a.m. - noon, 25% off all board games, 25% off Coobie Bra, Pantry or Combo set.

* Past to Present Mercantile: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - 20% off all purses, wallets and jewelry.

* Steve’s Pet Shop: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - raffling off a dog kennel, cat tower, and fish tank (free ticket with any purchase), red tag sales throughout the store, sales on most dog and cat food brands, and refreshments.

* Just Bisque It Ceramics:10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - free gift with all gift certificates and special orders.

* Sullivan’s Tire Pros: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - any Michelin, Bridgestone, Firestone, Continental and general tire sold at dealer cost. Tires must be purchased Saturday, but may be scheduled for installation later - $10 off oil changes (tires and oil change specials not good with any other offers) - $10 off any gift card purchases (gift cards may be used beginning Dec. 1).

* Pak & Page, open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (every Saturday throughout the holiday season), Buy One Get One Half Off craft supplies and gift items, free gift with purchase (a Small Business Saturday tote or bag of craft goodies).

Last year, 88 million people nationwide shopped on Small Business Saturday.

Staff report