Silly for me to lecture you on buying local. You're better at it then me.  I only shop for food. Thing is, my food could probably be bought more locally...but I do alright. But, all your Christmas presents can be bought locally from many local businesses that are built by their passions...problem is- their profit margins are built on the edge.

So Small Business Saturday means something in the year that Black Friday means nothing much at all.

KXNET has a great story here- Small Business Saturday is a saute to the folks that employ themselves, some other people, and maybe your sister.  We are small business y'all!

Now, there's an app for that.  obviously.

Kate and Dawn from the Bismarck Downtowners are (I like to think) a couple of my besties. Seriously, downtown Bismarck has been in good hands for a long time. So, if you're like me and don't know whats going on in the vibrant Downtown District.  Let me provide the link to the Downtowners Small Business Saturday app it will will get you all the specials on your phone while you wander downtown.  Sounds pretty holiday-ish, dont' cha think?

I do,


Here's who's on the list (who?)

Carden Custom Framing

Magic Photo Art


Fireflour Pizza

lula b boutique

Anima Cucina

Roberts Floral & Gifts

Down Home General Store (what?)

Hiccups kids & baby


Ferguson Books & More

JL Beers

Your Own 2 Wings Boutique

Studio 208

Blarney Stone

Desirae's Makeup & Beauty Lounge

Radisson Bismarck

Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative

Dakota Stage Limited

Hi Honey Salon

Boutique 23

Fleck's Furniture & Appliances

Unbranded Element

If I missed you....sorry! When you can shop locally.  It matters

Stay safe y'all.

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