"A bit of good news for small business" (In Our Opinion - December 12) should be continued the other 364 days a year beyond our Annual National Small Business Day held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
Skip the national chain stores annual Black Friday madness, which now starts early Thursday at most large retail stores. Take a pass on Cyber Monday for those who want to shop on the Internet. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. Get a good night's sleep and come out and support small business by shopping local.
In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your neighborhood businesses. These people are our neighbors. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment without the support of government subsidies at taxpayer's expense.
If we don't patronize our local community stores and restaurants to shop and eat, they don't eat either.
Please join me and your neighbors in continuing to support our local papers, too. Patronize their advertisers; they provide the necessary revenues to help keep them in business. Let them know you saw their ad. This helps keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing.