Small Business Saturday will be held tomorrow.
Small Business Saturday Is a national initiative that marks a day to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. It is an event that drives shoppers to local, independently-owned merchants.
According to Poteau Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Karen Chambers, 84 percent of the businesses in the region are classified as small.
She said while the big box stores contribute to the region, it is small businesses which make up most of the communities such as Poteau.
Not only do the small businesses provide employment, they also help support local organizations such as the chambers, Grace Cottage, LeFlore County Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club and much more.
So shoppers are urged to remember their local small businesses as we head into the Christmas season.