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Shoppers support local economy on Small Business Saturday

AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Small businesses across western Mass. are giving shoppers more options to save money and support their local economy by celebrating Small Business Saturday.

For The Mercantile in Westfield this will be their first Small Business Saturday. They hope to keep local dollars local in their holiday shopping debut.

“It’s good for the economy of the city and all the money stays in the city a little bit, that’s what we think is good about it,” explained Dan Cook, chief picker for The Mercantile.

Down the road in Agawam, Coopers Gift Shop was experiencing a steady stream of customers to kick off the holiday season.

Abbe McLain is a longtime customer at Cooper’s. She told Western Mass News that shopping small gives her a better shopping experience than she would find at a big box retailer.

“Personalized service, for one thing, great products. I think with the big box stores you can’t always depend on the…

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