Why shop small?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Saturday, you’ll have another chance to test your gift-shopping skills with Small Business Saturday.

It’s your chance to get out in the community and support the locally-owned stores.

Why shop small? When you do, you’re supporting people in your community, and you know where your dollars go.

“When you shop locally, you’re really helping your neighbor,” said J&H Lanmark employee Woody Deperna. “I found out just recently, and this surprised me a little bit, that if a customer walks into a local business and spends $100, $68 of that $100 actually stays in the community. That’s paying people’s salaries. It’s enabling the small business to reinvest in their business and grow.”

Plus, when you shop in a local business, the experience is different than what you would get elsewhere.

“We know our customers,” said Deperna. “That’s the big difference. There’s a relationship of trust that we’ll provide them the right product for whatever they’re doing. It’s a more personal relationship, really.”

There are several small businesses in Lexington, each selling unique gifts for everyone on your list.

For a list of Lexington’s locally-owned businesses, click here.

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