Residents shop local for Small Business Saturday

Residents shop local for Small Business Saturday

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Shoppers are out and about Saturday as Black Friday deals are still going on along with Small Business Saturday deals. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event to support local economies.

Easton's Hardware Store off Cache Road is one of the many that had special sales to encourage local residents to shop local.

John Kinslow was one of the shoppers in Easton's. He said he likes to spend his money at locally owned stores because of the kind owners and relationship's you make with people in the local community

'You're shopping with friends, neighbors, people who know you and people you know," Kinslow said. "They offer something that the big stores don't typically offer, which is service."

Kenneth Easton's store has been in the family business for 75 years. He encourages residents to just check out the local stores because you'll find unique things you can't get anywhere else. Easton said it's also a great way to help grow your community.

"It's absolutely necessary to continue to build your business and to have new customers coming in," Easton said. "My purchasing from a locally owned or small business gives us the opportunity of all that money staying in Lawton Oklahoma from the employees to purchasing merchandise, the advertising and everything else on to it. It's all locally owned. Locally controlled."

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