Small businesses deserve more than one day of support - Tucson News Now

Small businesses deserve continued support

It's hard to believe it's the first week of December … and the mad rush for holiday shopping is underway!

We've passed Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  We've also celebrated Small Business Saturday - a retail campaign designed to bring attention to local small businesses.  But why should it be just for one day?

Healthy local businesses are crucial to our economy.  By some estimates, the holiday season accounts for anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of annual sales.

Here in Tucson, this holiday season is critical for Fourth Avenue and Downtown Tucson.  Both have been struggling due to the economy and construction of the modern day street car.  More than ever those businesses want you to know stores are open - and ready to help you find unique holiday gifts.

And don't forget, the 4th Avenue Street Fair is this weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  If you attend … make an effort to visit the shops as well as the wonderful art show.  Buy local, contribute to our economy and we all get a gift to enjoy year-round!    

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