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Chickadee Doo-da in New Richmond is an example of one of the many local retailers shoppers are encouraged to support. In 2008 Chickadee Doo-da owners Cheryl Johnston and JoAnne Fall used the Regional Loan Fund for a low interest loan to improve their store front.

Small Business Saturday approaches

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"Small Business Saturday" enters its second year on Saturday, Nov. 26. The marketing effort encourages shoopers to support their local merchants during the busy holiday season.


SBS is another unique shopping day on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is sandwiched between "Black Friday," traditionally a big box retail shopping event, and "Cyber Monday," a day that consumers use for e-commerce shopping.

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