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STATEWIDE — You can help support local small businesses by doing some holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has become a major part of the holiday shopping season for many small businesses.

In 2019, shoppers at independent shops and restaurants spent an estimated $19.6 billion. In 2020, that number actually increased to $19.8 million, with many small businesses pivoting to selling online or through social media platforms, according to American Express.

You can find a list of local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday by visiting the American Express website and sorting by ZIP code.