Small Business Saturday created to bring residents and businesses together

Small Business Saturday is used to give businesses a fighting chance when it comes to their residents shopping locally. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. The annual Small Business Saturday will be making its way to Downtown Scottsbluff and participating businesses this Saturday.

This is used to give businesses a fighting chance when it comes to their residents shopping locally.

On Downtown alone, you can check out clothing, pottery, coffee and restaurants.

Owner of Cappuccino and Company Angela Kembel says they are happy to be an option for the community.

“We are really happy to be an option for retail in a small town that is a great alternative to big box stores,” said Kembel. “Of course, there’s a lot of things that big box stores has that we are going to want and that people are going to buy. That goes without saying but the Downtown is in many ways an undiscovered gem for some shopping options in our area.”

The biggest obstacle local businesses face is online shopping.

It is important to check your local store for an item before heading online.

“Shopping local makes all the difference especially in a town of ours,” said Kembel. Independent businesses are the backbone of America and it’s very true here in Scottsbluff. We are very proud to have a beautiful Downtown. We have lots of different retailers and lots of people coming in.”

Small Business Saturday will last all day for most businesses.

The best way to find out the times they are available is heading to their social media pages or their website.