Green Bay area shops celebrate Small Business Saturday

Green Bay, Wis. - Sales continued Saturday for bargain hunters looking for the best deals and holiday gifts.

Locally owned businesses offered special deals to kick start holiday shopping.

The Heel Shoe Fitters was one of many area businesses participating in Small Business Saturday.

"It really just means the world to us that people value shopping locally," said store owner Troy Dempsey.

He said this it’s sometimes their largest day of the year for business. 

"Really about anything that you get here today you can get some percentage off, so that's nice," said shopper Gail Butrymowicz.

The Reader's Loft Bookstore in Bellevue, also participated and invited local artists to perform. 

"When you're spending money here those dollars go back into our community," said author Miranda Paul.

Paul and another children's author held story time. The store offered specials on their books.

"Miranda and I together did that with our books and interacted with the people who were here and signed some books," said children's book author Michael Leannah.

A new business at Bay Park Square Mall brought a two-year-old hand fed alpaca to its store to teach people about what they do.

"They get sheared in the spring time and then the fiber is sorted and grated and then turned into finished goods," said Sally Schmidt, owner of Sabamba Alpaca Ranch.  “So some of the products we sell in the store are from our animals directly."

The store offered Black Friday specials, but Saturday the purpose was to draw people and teach about the product.

She said the store will be opened until the end of January.

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