Saturday, November 24 2012, 11:03 PM CST
Small Business Saturday brings in big sales for local shop
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com
JACKSONVILLE, Ore.-Small Business Saturday brings shoppers to Jacksonville.
Local shopper, Angela Stricklind, tells other shoppers to, "come to Jacksonville. They have a lot of really nice choices in their little shops."
The streets of downtown Jacksonville filled with shoppers looking for those holiday must haves, locally.
Stricklind thinks, "we all need to take the time to reflect where we shop and to support the local businesses in our area."
Pico's Worldwide in downtown gives back to the community, nation and environment when you give to it. Co-owner, Louise Lavergne, explains. "We specialize in buying also locally made things. We really feel that the more we can help perpetuate our economy...so we are very particular about finding U.S. made items."
The store also focuses on eco-friendly and fair trade merchandise.
Its prices stay pretty constant year-round, but you can bring in some used items and receive store credit in return.
Lavergne says this year, shoppers are not only here to look, they are buying too. "They're actually buying and they're getting very excited about finding things that are you know gonna make somebody else happy and not waiting for the big stores or the buying online. If I can find it locally, I'm gonna buy it locally. I've heard a lot of people say that today."
The local shop will also work with your shopping schedule. Lavergne asks you call ahead to have it open up for you. She adds, "That's the beauty of small local business. You know we're here for you."
Lavergne points out, "When you have a store that you love because you like what's in the store, if you don't buy anything, that store is not gonna survive."