Don't forget "Small Business Saturday".  It hasn't been around as long as Black Friday, but it's just as important to the businesses.  Keans in Mason has added extra hours and staff to prepare for this years Christmas shoppers.  The Lansing State Journal reports that nearly two thirds of Michigan retailers are more optimistic about holiday sales this year. At Kean's they see Small Businesses Saturday sales beat those on black Friday even without the discounts.  I would really rather give someone something you can't find everywhere and these small businesses have that going for them, something unique and you are supporting your community.  Will you shop on Small Business Saturday this year?

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