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Small Business Saturday gives shoppers great deals without chaos

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EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) -- Shoppers still scored great deals the day after Black Friday.

On Small Business Saturday, many small stores all over the country put out their best deals and encourage local shopping.

"It brings people out. Brings them into town and makes them shop locally," said Wendy Haagen, the manager of Gliks in Eagle River.

Independently owned shops use the day to promote new items and offer some of their best deals of the year.

"When we opened the doors at 9:30 this morning we had customers come right in and it's been steady ever since," explained Sally Kemp, the owner of Fountain Blu in Eagle River.

The streets of downtown Eagle River were flooded with people. Some were looking for holiday presents, and others shopped for themselves.

"There seem to be a lot of things on sale so I'm doing some Christmas shopping," said Wendy Budde from Eagle River.

Julie Costello manages the Arrow Gift Shop in Eagle River. Costello says she looks forward to Small Business Saturday every year because "it gives back to the economy of the small town of Eagle River."

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