- Following Thanksgiving Day shopping and after Black Friday, Northwoods businesses hope you'll stick around for one more shopping day- Small Business Saturday.
The day encourages shoppers to stay local and help businesses in the community.
Small Business Saturday first began in 2010.
Last year consumers spent about $5.7 billion at independent stores.
Shops like Imaginuity in Rhinelander have jumped on board to bring in customers.
"There's a big shift in shopping. Every $100 spent locally at a local small business store, $68 of that goes back into the community. That's a big number," explained Jessica Hatch with Imaginuity. "When you look at chain stores even if they have a branch in your location, that's still only about $48 per $100 spent."
This year the shop will offer gift wrapping.
It's also featuring toys and gifts made by smaller companies.
"Several of our toys, we know the person who invented them. We have met them; they are small couples just up in the UP that have invented their own game. We have toys like our constructive eating; we meet with that couple that came up with that product every February," said Hatch.
Rhinelander isn't the only community participating in Small Business Saturday.
The Merrill Area Chamber will give away $25 gift cards as part of their Shop Small celebration.
Check with your local Chamber to find out which businesses are participating in your area.