Small Business Saturday Creates a Strong Sense of Community

Small Business Saturday is a big deal in Grants Pass. People are out and about in the downtown area--an area known for local shops.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2018 5:13 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore.-Shoppers told NewsWatch 12 that they appreciate the personalized experience they can only get at small businesses.

Business owners said that they love getting to know the locals.

There are even some young entrepreneurs who came out to downtown Grants Pass to showcase their business.

 Lauren Raybon, 15 and Kaylee Schrader,15 make hand-made cards and dog toys.

They sell them every first Friday on the corner of G & 6th Street, but came out today as well for Small Business Saturday.

Lauren told NewsWatch 12 that she works to make a connection with each person who comes by their table.

"We like to stay energetic and we like to say hello, how's you day going. We like to ask them hows it going, what's your favorite color, what's your favorite color and for little kids we will ask them what their name is," says Lauren.

She also says she would love to see her business go big one day and that support from the community means a lot to her.

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