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Holiday shopping continues for The 7th Annual Small Business Saturday.

The national movement has grown quite a bit since since 2010

“It is almost like our Black Friday, yes,” Jessica Fields said. “This is going to be a good day for everybody here.”    

Jessica Fields opened her new store front Campbell Creek on Wabash this October and says small business offers something that large retailers can’t.

“Everyone that comes into shop, I get to hear their stories,” Fields said. “And that’s what I like about it because that personal touch that you don’t get in a big store. So somebody comes in and says hi how are you? How are the children? And you get to know people.”

At one local Terre Haute store, shoppers got a pint size surprise. 

6 local kid-preneurs were given the chance to show off their business side at The Charm School Creative Studios.

“It’s fun,” Gabriella said. 

Gabriella, Ella And Sophie, woke up early to get their finishing touches on their displays. 
    
Each girl crafted a unique item ranging from ornaments, comic books, necklaces, slime and more. 

Not only did the girls have fun while learning how to manage a business, they also have another reason to sell.  

“It helps out the community, and I guess it’s fun for them to see what the girls have put this much effort too,” Gabriella said. 

And by shopping local you put money back into your community. 

As for The Charm School Creative Studios they are looking to not only participate in next years small business Saturday but they are hoping to host another event for the girls to sell in the spring. 

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