Springfield area small businesses prepare for holiday season
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Several area business owners said they’re more optimistic about the future of small, independent retailers in Clark County despite competition online and from national chains.
Several local stores in Clark and Champaign County will make an extra push to get customers in the door this year as Small Business Saturday approaches. The event is in its ninth year after American Express created promoted the day as a way to bring more business into local stores.
Kambe Mabry has run the Rusty Brush with her mother for years, but moved into available space at Stick and Stone in downtown Springfield several weeks ago. Mabry and four other local business owners offer a mix of furniture, art, home decor and handmade soaps from the storefront.