Today is Small Business Saturday, the annual shopping event created by American Express to encourage customers to spend money at local stores instead of or in addition to the big name retailers this holiday season.
Last year, an estimated 110 million people participated in the event, and sales hit an estimated $19.6 billion in reported spending, according to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.
We’ve compiled a list below of some of the small businesses in central Pennsylvania that will be open and participating in today’s event. In addition, stores in York, Lebanon and Hummelstown are holding their own special Small Business Saturday functions.
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5520 Derry St., Swatara Township, and 1201 Market St., Lemoyne
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
American Artisan Gallery
35 N. Hanover St.,