Small Business Saturday in Old Town Eureka
EUREKA, Calif. - Walking in Old Town Eureka, one might see signs with the phrase "Shop Local" in store windows. The signs were handed out by the organization Eureka Main Street, in order to promote Small Business Saturday.
The national shopping holiday was trademarked in 2010. The day is meant to inspire people to shop at local businesses the day after Black Friday which is generally geared towards corporations.
For Kay King, the owner of What's New Vintage in old town, owning a small business has been no easy task.
"The first few years was nonstop 365 days of working," King said.
King is just one of many business owners promoting Small Business Saturday because she knows the importance of supporting local businesses.
"You keep you're dollar in town, your dollar stays in town if it's spent in town, that's the law. Not written law but it's the law," King said. "If you spend a dollar here and you're happy here that's the law that's what it's all about."
" I love doing what I do," King said. "I love my clothes, I love my customers and I get to meet a lot of people."