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Small Business Saturday Is a Hit in Great Falls - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Nov 30,2018
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The moose in the window attracted attention at BedHeaders Home in Great Falls. Photo by Mike Salmon.

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By Mike Salmon

GREAT FALLS -
As a special perk to recognize Small Business Saturday at Misguided Angels in Great Falls, raffle tickets were handed out and special prizes awarded to those who braved the rain on this special day for local small businesses.

Lauren Smith stopped in for a present but ended up buying something for herself too. “Now I’m buying a gift for me too,” she said, earning a couple of raffle tickets in the process. She’d gotten an email about Small Business Saturday as a reminder, which is a perk for being on the email list, and the raffle was the idea of Kim Hutchings, the owner. That’s something a small business can do without any corporate red tape.

The raffle tickets, the special attention customers get and the banter around the shop are “true retail therapy,” said Dori Salamone, a Great Falls resident who had been behind the counter at Misguided Angels for about a year. “The personal touch, you just don’t get that in a retail at the mall,” she said. Owner Kim Hutchings is a fan of Small Business Saturday.

“This is one of my favorite days of the year because we really get to connect with our customers who truly appreciate us and want to support us,” she said

Across the parking lot at BedHeaders Home, it was the personal attention and the unusual gifts that brought in Shirley Bass. “This is my first stop for Christmas shopping,” she said.

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