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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Shunning ‘corporate craziness,’ Garland district bustles with shoppers on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is perhaps the antidote to Black Friday: a day for businesses with few employees and small marketing budgets to get the attention from shoppers they need.


Sue Lani Madsen: Expansion of shopping holidays clutters the calendar

Did you celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day this year? Both holidays are informally scheduled on the Friday after Thanksgiving on the expanding seasonal calendar of named days. According …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Small Business Saturday aims to boost local economy

Local businesses and their patrons celebrated small business Saturday, an unofficial holiday aimed at boosting the local economy.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Small Business Saturday events in Spokane include breakfast, scavenger hunt

Spokane merchants are promoting Small Business Saturday with a free continental breakfast and a downtown scavenger hunt.


Small Business Saturday draws focus on hand-crafted items, Spokane-area merchants

U.S. consumers will spend billions of dollars on holiday gifts this year. When some of that money trickles into small retail establishments, it has an outsized effect on the local …


Front Porch: Shopping small has a big local impact

By 10:15 Saturday morning, the line at the counter at Auntie’s Bookstore was several people deep. Shoppers juggled stacks of books while reaching for their wallets. A toddler clutched a …


Spokane’s small businesses still recovering from storm

Customers spent Small Business Saturday at local shops getting a donut, buying a vinyl record or having a meal. It was a welcome sign for small shops, many of whom …