ANOTHER BLACK FRIDAY CRAZE.
SHOPPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WENT ALL IN FOR THE BEST
GOOD EVENING THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M CASEY LUND.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU.
GRACE, ONE SPOKANE NEIGHBORHOOD DID SOMETHING SPECIAL
TO BRING IN CUSTOMERS TODAY...CASEY,
THE GARLAND DISTRICT IS DOING A SCAVENGER HUNT TODAY
FOR EVERYONE WHO COMES OUT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
THE DISTRICT SAYS THESE SHOPS DEPEND ON THE SUPPORT
FROM THE COMMUNITY TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESSES THRIVING.
BALLOONS DOTTED GARLAND AVENUE THIS MORNING AS PEOPLE
STROLLED THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
THE OCCASSION? SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
julie shepard-hall - zipperz owner
we want to get shoppers to come down to the neighborhood
and check out our stores
THIS YEAR, THE GARLAND DISTRICT IS DOING SOMETHING
DIFFERENT TO ENCOURAGE SHOPPERS TO CHECK OUT THEIR
sometimes they drive by and they never really stop
in to see whats going on, so we are doing a scavenger
FIND THESE ITEMS AT THESE VARIOUS BUSINESSES BY 6
O CLOCK AND.
we're giving away one of our garland district shopping
bags filled with items throughout teh district :4
SHOPPERS WERE EXCITED BY THE CHALLENGE.
Well that sounds like fun!
JOANNE AND PAULA LOVE COMING TO THE GARLAND DISTRICT
BECAUSE OF ITS FUNKY CHARM.
i enjoy coming to the garland district because eveytime
you never know what you're going to find up here ;
THEY SAY THEY MAKE AN EFFORT TO SHOP LOCAL WHEN THEY
i like to support the small people i used to have
small businesses different ones so i liek to honor
them and what theyre doing
AND SHOP OWNERS LIKE JULIE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT.
we want people to remember that we are small businesses,
most of us are owned by husband wife or single owners
so this is really important to us :
JULIE EXPLAINS THE GARLAND DISTRICT IS WORKING TO
FOSTER ITS COMMUNITY FEEL.
Garland is really working on being a community neighborhood
that people want to come down and hang out, get to
know the owners of the businesses :10
SHE SAYS SHOPPING LOCAL ISN'T JUST SOMETHING TO DO
ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
we want to keep encouraging people to keep coming
down and seeing us, because all year long it takes
people just stopping in we're not like the big box
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY STARTED IN 2010.
AND THE DAY WAS OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE US SENATE
AMERICAN EXPRESS ESTIMATES 95 MILLION PEOPLE SHOPPED
ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY LAST
REPORTING IN STUDIO GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.