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Support Your Favorite Small Business With a Patch Shout-Out

With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business.

You might be the type who finds sleeping on a freezing sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday.

But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint, this Saturday, and encourages shoppers not to bypass Main Street for the mega-mall.

Orange Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Orange. Tell us in the comments which independently owned business is a must for shoppers this Saturday and why.

Your shout-out could help a sector of our economy that has created 65 percent of the net new jobs over the last 17 years.   

So when you must get your nails done just right, discover that perfect bottle of wine or have a craving for an amazing sandwich, where do you go time and time again?

Doreen Picagli November 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I love Close to Home in Orange. They sell sewing machines, quilting supplies, vaccums and custom shades and blinds. I drive from Guilford several times per month for quilting classes and supplies. I have purchased two sewing machines and a serger there. The owner, Paul Gattinella excels in customer service. He listens to the customers; gets special orders, or whatever you need. Sandi Franlin provides expert guidance to quilters about their projects and machines. Each December, Paul has a special party for his customers to celebrate the completion of Saturday Sampler projects. I highly recommend this store.

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