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Local store owners encourage hope for ‘Small Business Saturday’ boost after pandemic hardships

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As many flip their consideration to vacation procuring after Thanksgiving, store owners are encouraging Las Vegans to buy native for ‘Small Business Saturday.’

“We just have to make sure that we take care of our own,” Dolores Wiarco advised 8 News Now Friday, whereas out procuring. 

She is one in every of many who was headed out to buy as a part of a time-honored, American custom. 
‘Black Friday’ is all the time large, however this year, lots of people are centered on supporting native shops, as they slowly rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial punch. 

“They struggled,” Wiarco stated of small companies in 2020. “A lot and a lot of them didn’t make it.”

Laura Reyer, who owns ‘Las Vegas Chocolate Bar’ in Downtown Las Vegas’ Container Park, advised 8 News Now the final year hasn’t been straightforward. 

Las Vegas Chocolate Bar in Downtown Las Vegas’ Container Park

“As a small business person,” Reyer remarked. “You just keep going, we just keep moving forward.”

However, a latest Lending Tree study reveals 63% of Americans strengthened their small business loyalty this year. 

Angel Wong, who owns ‘Four Vedas,” said her clothing shop brings even more to the table. 
“It’s extra of like personal,” Wong defined. “We all get to know each other.”

A personal contact that promotes connection, whereas giving our valley a much-needed financial boost. 
“It’s really important,” Wiarco stated. “That we support our local communities.”

Therefore, for those that simply can’t wait to spend some money this Saturday, a alternative to buy small might make an enormous distinction. 

“Everyone who lives here,” Wong concluded. “We hope to see them return back to us.”

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