Today is Black Friday, the day stores hope their cash registers will be able to put them in the black for the year.
The start of the holiday shopping season is a harried time as every business is trying to find new ways to attract shoppers.
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a national promotion designed to bolster local economies by asking consumer to shop at smaller retail establishments.
It's important for everyone to think about the local businesses as they are the ones who provide local employment opportunities for your friends and neighbors.
Christmas shopping should be a fun time for everyone. Be sure to spread your holiday dollars to as many local companies as possible.
The money that will be spent in Somerset County will make those companies/employers stronger in 2013 and further strengthen the local economy.
Have fun shopping this holiday season.