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Local shops celebrate Small Business Saturday in the Northstate

KRCR

To help combat Black Friday sales across the nation, 44 local vendors got together to celebrate Small Business Saturday over the weekend in Redding at Trends Vintage Marketplace & Co.

Their goal: to help support the local economy and encourage community growth.

"This place rocks! I love it," said Shirley Mostovoy a Small Business Saturday shopper.

Diane Bickle and Sean Edwards, two of the owners at Trends Vintage Marketplace & Co in Redding which is a local spot where vendors can set up shop to sell their local, vintage and hand made goods, say shopping small is an important way to support the community.

"Shopping local and keeping it in the community. I don't think people realize how important that is. You're really supporting each person you shop with," said Edwards.

It's all about personal connections.

"People are amazing. It's easy to look for the bad but you can always find good," said Edwards.

People like Shirley Mostovoy, who has lived in Redding for 45 years.

"It's so much more fun so it's so much more personal," said Mostovoy.

For Mostovoy, shopping small has become a weekly tradition.

"I come here for therapy. Yes, and I almost always find something I can't live without," said Mostovoy.

Diane and Sean added this year's Small Business Saturday has been a success, and they hope it continues on for years to come.

"I think a lot of people are deciding to shop small I think it's really catching on," said Edwards.

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