Nov 27, 2011 2:29 PM by Herbie Smith
In support of "Shop Small Business Saturday" customers throughout Acadiana are out spending big bucks at small businesses.
Chazzie Fallo bought a fancy Christmas ornament from San Suci Fine Crafts Gallery.
"it feels great to be able to support Louisiana," says Fallo.
At Genterie Supply Company customers are buy several items. Co-owner John Petersen says he's excited about today because he not only gets a chance promote his small business but others as-well. Petersen is giving customers a discount on everything in his store if they shop at other small businesses. "It's definitely important to buy local because it drives our economy," said Petersen.
Owners of Parish Ink are also pumped up about "Shop Small Business Saturday." They say say supporting small businesses will help improve the economy and communities throughout Acadiana. "Our sales tax goes to the local school board and to the state. That money is used to make us better,"said Jullian Johnson.
Even though "Small Business Saturday" comes just once a year, these stores are available year round.