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Shop Small Saturday Critical For Locals

November 23rd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Shop Small Saturday takes place this weekend, kicking off the holiday shopping season for small businesses.  The Maryland Retailers Alliance is cautiously optimistic about this year’s retail spending, predicting an increase of 3 to 4%.  Gift cards, clothing, accessories, and books lead the shopping lists of gift buyers for the holiday season.  Locally, Downtown Cumberland is planning an eventful Shop Small Saturday with treats at stores, contests, and visits with Santa Claus.  Downtown Development Commission Director Melinda Kelleher says Saturday is one of the most critical days to downtown businesses…