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Today is Small Business Saturday

ALPENA — Shoppers are encouraged to support the local economy and kick off the holiday shopping season today with Small Business Saturday.

Shopping local can help Alpena and the surrounding communities stay viable economically now and into the future. Today especially, make a day of shopping at local small businesses, and then call ahead and order carry-out from your favorite locally-owned restaurant.

If you don’t feel comfortable leaving the safety of your home during the pandemic, there are still ways to support your local shops. Find them online and message them to see if you are able to order items online, or for curbside pick-up.

Most businesses are active on Facebook, or have their own website with items to browse through.

To support local businesses, try to find what you are looking for first in your local community before ordering it from a big box store.

You might just be surprised at what our local community has to offer. And small business owners will be grateful for your support.

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