Small business Saturday is a hit in the county!

Though it may seem like a normal day, this day is all about the small local businesses. Started by American express, it’s a day to highlight the contributions small businesses make.

"You know, you kind of hear off the cuff sometimes that Caribou doesn’t have any retail, but we really do. We have a lot of gift shops, we have a lot of stores." Christina Kane- Gibson, City of Caribou events and marketing director said.

This year, instead of doing bracelets, they decided to do ornaments.

"The ornaments are free, you just have to go to the business. You get to choose which collection you wanted, classic or cute and you just visit the business and show them your card and you get your ornament and while you’re there you can shop and check out their sales." Christina said.
Owners of small businesses have been participating in small business Saturday for a while now and are all excited at the opportunities

"I’m excited about it because we’re usually pretty busy. A lot of people make a special effort to come out and shop on small business Saturday to show their support for the city which is nice." Debbie Sutherland, owner of Brambleberry Market, said.

"We get to meet people that we haven’t seen in a long time, maybe that have come in and we just get to reconnect with people local and within the community." Stephanie Plourde, Marketing coordinator of Plourde's Furniture said.

Businesses are hopeful that by having this small businesses Saturday, people will see that there are plenty of places to shop local.