It’s Shopping Local and Shopping Small That Makes a Huge Impact on the Local Economy

November 20, 2017, 1:10 pm EST | Share:

SUMMERVILLE, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Folks will be heading to big box stores this Black Friday or waiting on Cyber Monday deals to drop some dollars on gifts for friends and family this holiday season.

But, did you know it’s shopping local and shopping small that makes a huge impact on the local economy? Small Business Saturday generated an estimated $15 billion dollars just last year!

Among the 395-thousand small businesses in South Carolina is Hanebrink Jewelers, located in the heart of downtown Summerville.

Small business champion, Fran Hanebrink is the owner and Megan Walker is the store manager, both share some of what you can expect at their shop on Small Business Saturday and how your holiday purchased help the local economy.