The days following Thanksgiving have become the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, as well as a crucial time for businesses.
Black Friday is so named because it’s the day that many retail stores go from the red into the black, in terms of profit. Cyber Tuesday has extended the shopping crush to online outlets. Nestled in between the two is Small Business Saturday—an important day for supporting the many local businesses of the Dan River Basin.
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From clothes to toys, the cities and counties along the Dan River are home to a broad variety of local retailers who benefit significantly from customer support throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, but especially on Small Business Saturday.
At a time when online retailers and big-box stores have squeezed out many brick-and-mortar stores, this shopping holiday shows support for local shopkeepers. It also gives you the chance to explore and discover the unique items and perfect gifts that can be found right here in the Dan River State Crossings region.
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