SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Small businesses were celebrated on Saturday in Central New York and across the nation.
It's called Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.
The day is sandwiched between the door-buster deals of Black Friday and the online sales of Cyber Monday.
So what makes a business, a small business? According to one store owner in Armory Square, they are owned by someone who is a member of the community.
"The whole idea is that small, local shops give community its flavor," said Marilyn Ringwood, owner of Elsbeth Rose.
It's also a day to highlight the unique items sold at small shops like Eureka Crafts.
"We've been locally owned and handmade in the USA for 30 years," said co-owner Tina Parker.
Just like the multi-colored artwork sold at the pottery store, the experience and service at Parker's store is one of a kind.
"We provide other services. We pack it in a box for you with information about the artist. There's a little more of a personal touch than what you get at chain stores," said Parker.
More importantly, local business owners say the money that shoppers pay on Small Business Saturday goes back in the community which stimulates our local economy.
November is also "Buy Local Month." For more information, click here