Businesses go all in on 'Shop Small Saturday'

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Many business owners are saying it's time to move on from Black Friday and give special attention to Shop Small Saturday.

Shoppers used passport books to collect stamps at small businesses for 'Small Business Saturday.' (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

People in North Platte celebrated the day of shopping by supporting local businesses.

Each shopper was given a passport book which they could take to each of the participating stores and get a stamp.

Once they got eight stamps they could be entered into a drawing for $1,000 in gift cards to locally owned businesses.

Golden Spike Tower Executive Director Kirsten Parker said the relationship between the community and business owners is essential.

"When you need a donation for your soccer team. When you need a donation for that fundraiser," said Parker. "When you need a donation of goods, services or volunteer hours, it's local people who are doing that. It's these businesses who are giving to that."

The Golden Spike Tower will also be participating in Museum Store Sunday along with 1,500 other museums worldwide.

"The Museum Association has also gone out and claimed Sunday and it is 'Museum Store Sunday.' There's 1,500 museums which are participating worldwide and we happen to be one of those places. So, we're doing and even bigger sale tomorrow as an honor of our very own special day for Museum Store Sunday."