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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.

Bowie Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Bowie. 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?

Barbara Coleman November 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM
When you need some refreshment during the shopping day I think you would like Cetrone's Pizza on Old Rt. 450. You won't be disappointed.
Karol Taylor November 24, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Rose Woodruff of Executive Decision Coaching asks the right questions to help you to develop your goals and an action plan to follow to meet them.
Karol Taylor November 24, 2011 at 01:28 AM
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Cheryl Ndunguru November 24, 2011 at 03:21 AM
I'm quite partial to Naomi's Consulting & Evaluation (www.naomisconsulting.com) as a resource for nonprofits to ensure (with solid evidence) their programs are positively impacting the community.
Teriberi November 24, 2011 at 04:02 PM
I have several favoriate small businesses: TJ Elliott's, for pizza and other delicious dishes; Old Bowie Wild Bird & Nature Store, for bird seed, feeders, nice greeting card selection, etc.; Grace's Fortune for delicious Chinese food; Rip's for good food and great wine selection in their adjacent store.

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