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Support Your Favorite Small Business With a Patch Shout-Out

It's Small Business Saturday. You can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business.

You might be the type who finds sleeping on a freezing sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday. But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint — this Saturday — and encourages shoppers not to bypass Main Street for the mega-mall.

Emmaus Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Emmaus and Upper Milford Township. Tell us in the comments which independently owned business is a must for shoppers this Saturday and why. Your shout-out could help a sector of our economy that has created 65 percent of the net new jobs over the last 17 years.

So when you must get your nails done just right, discover that perfect bottle of wine or have a craving for an amazing sandwich, where do you go time and time again?

Becca Kahle November 26, 2011 at 03:39 PM
my mother's a knitter, so I'm heading to Conversational Threads to get her birthday gift. I'll also check out The Cottage for those must have hostess gifts during the holidays.
RB10 November 26, 2011 at 03:46 PM
So many GREAT small businesses. I'm heading to Madle's (Ace) Hardware & Distinctive Florals by Mary right now!
Linda November 27, 2011 at 01:08 PM
I love Out of Our Hands. They have a wonderful variety of hand-crafted items, from baby blankets to wooden stirring spoons, which are all made by local artists. I especially love their jewelry and their handmade soap
Brady November 27, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Bar None Weddings and Entertainment provided my wife and I awesome service for our wedding day this summer. They did our photography, DJ and Wedding Film and we were VERY happy and would recommend them to anyone
Janelle November 28, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Planet Games! Its a really rad looking store, with great detail and great retro/new games! The service is awesome and I always find something :)

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