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WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 26, 2013: Small Business Saturday

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

We all have traditions that we treasure and many revolve around the holidays. A relatively new one - Small Business Saturday - is one we should all adopt.

Tucked neatly between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, right after Thanksgiving, gives all of us a chance to thank the lifeblood of every local community - the small business - by buying local. It is the gift that literally keeps on giving, as typically more than half of the money spent stays local.

The owners of these businesses are risk-taking hard workers, who are responsible for nearly three-quarters of all jobs generated in our country the past two decades. Without them, our economy would not survive.

The Louisville area is particularly blessed with more locally owned restaurants than most any place else in the country - so why not have a meal at one of them on Saturday as well!

And perhaps this tradition will spread to a habit throughout the year. This could be an early New Year's resolution that would be easy to make stick.       

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