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Shop Locally This Holiday Season

Dear Editor:

Why not continue participating beyond the annual national Small Business Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 29? Do the same as often as you can during the other 364 days a year.

Skip the national chain stores annual Black Friday madness, which now starts early Thursday night at most big box large retail stores. Only PC Richard puts aside financial greed in favor of allowing their employees to stay home with family and is closed.

Stay home and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with friends and family. Get a good night’s sleep and instead come out and support small business by shopping local.

In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your neighborhood businesses. There are so many great options to choose from.

Remember these people are our neighbors. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment. 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 own Times Newsweekly. 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.

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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