BALTIMORE — Black Friday is over, and now all eyes are on Small Business Saturday. It's the perfect time to think big, shop small, and support your favorite local businesses for the holidays.
The Nov. 25 event is part of a national effort to support local businesses that can't compete with big-box retailers boasting Black Friday sales.
While shoppers spend their money close to home, it's also an opportunity for business owners to make some extra cash.
Although small businesses are scattered throughout Baltimore, the city has eight Main Street districts that serve as small business hubs. Charlene Nader, interim director of the Baltimore Main Street Program, encourages residents to take a walk on Saturday.
“We're moving away from big box shopping and really focusing on places where communities can thrive, looking at supporting businesses where they live,” she said.
Nader will join Mayor Brandon Scott and a group of local leaders in visiting several neighborhoods on Saturday.
Those Main Street districts are listed below. Click on the links to find out about the area and its businesses.
Learn more about the Baltimore Main Street Program here.