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Keep It Local: List Your Favorite Small Businesses Here

With Small Business Saturday on the horizon, here's your chance to recommend some great small businesses to Patch readers.

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, the annual nationwide celebration of our mom-and-pop stores and local businesses.

The idea is to keep your holiday money local—instead of heading to a big box store, where there will no doubt be lines stretching on for miles, head to a local retailer, and pump up the local economy.

We here at Patch love the idea of shopping local, so we thought we’d give you an opportunity to recommend some places in town (or in surrounding towns) to get great gifts from small businesses. Leave your suggestions in the comments below. And thanks!

Robert Lisberg November 25, 2011 at 04:38 PM
Pockets Restaurant!! 1330 Orchard Road and 2933 Kirk Road in Aurora. Great sandwiches, calzones, baked potatoes, soups, and salads. Locally owned and extremely involved in the community. If you haven't tried them yet, there is no better time! www.pocketsonline.com
Dawn Aagesen November 25, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Savvy Fashions and More in Oswego's Mason Square Mall is one of the newest gems! Open less than a year. A great smal business. Something for everyone! Retail, resale, consignment and hand-made wares! Clothing, shoes, purses, jewlery, toys, home decor, books, videos, collectables, maternity, vintage, and Magnabilities! Check them out! www.savvyfashionsandmore.com www.magnabilities.com 1238 Douglas Rd, Oswego 630-554-8445
Shirley Lassiter November 26, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Organizing just got FUN at www.clevercontainerstore.com. Montgomery resident, Clever Shirley (Consultant #113) offers organizational workshops and products to help organize everything from the kitchen to the car. Great gifts for boaters, rv campers, and anyone a little short on space with FUNctional products that collapse to stow away when not in use. With 90% of people having a desire for a more organized life and Clever Container being the ONLY dsa company to offer products and a process for organization... new consultants are needed. If you would like to start your own business, email shirley@clevercontainerstore.com for more details. Also, Like www.facebook.com/clevercontainerstore for the SHOP SMALL promotion happening NOW!

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