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El Cajon plans special activities

November 15, 2014 (El Cajon) - Small Business Saturday is a day to recognize and shop small businesses held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  Avoid the hectic crowds and fighting for parking spaces, shop in your neighborhood.  Small Business Saturday activity is scheduled for the downtown El Cajon area from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

First observed in 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to shop businesses that are small and local.  The event was originally started by American Express, which offered local shops free ads and deals for consumers.

When buying from local businesses you support local jobs while providing unique gifts for your family and friends. Small businesses are considered the foundation of any City’s economy. 

Consider shopping locally at neighborhood businesses or trying local restaurants, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.