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Small Business Saturday a boon for locally-owned businesses and the community

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Are you planning to start your holiday shopping soon? You’re in luck as Small Business Saturday is just around the corner.

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the unofficial shopping holiday was created by American Express in 2010 to help small businesses who were hurting from an economy in recession.

Nearly a decade later the Shop Small Movement is still going strong.

Consumers are encouraged to celebrate on Nov. 24 by dining and shopping at the small businesses in their communities.

Have some fans of unique home decor on your holiday gift list? Head to Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed, a premier destination in historic downtown Crystal Lake for furniture, home furnishings, accessories and adornments.

At the shop, patrons will find a variety to satisfy most everyone on their gift lists, including items such as throw pillows, candles, kitchen and barware, wall art, mirrors, clocks, and more.

Wondering just how big of an impact shopping small can make? In 2017, an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local independently-owned businesses on

Small Business Saturday — generating roughly $12 billion in reported spend, according to American Express.

If you haven’t already, consider this year making Small Business Saturday a new holiday shopping tradition. The initiative is a boon for both locally-owned businesses such as Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed, as well as the community. That’s because shopping at small businesses helps keep money within the community, which in turn goes toward public services, better schools, and libraries.

This holiday shopping season, consider skipping the big box retailers and e-commerce stores and instead spend your dollars at the locally-owned brick and mortar establishments in your neighborhood.

Yours & Meyn : 33 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 : 815.455.2500 : https://yoursandmeyn.com/

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