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Small Business Saturday a hit nationwide for 10th year

Today was the 10th annual small business Saturday and the rain didn’t stop shoppers from visiting some of our local stores.

We stopped by the nook gifts & decor shop in Peoria Heights. Owner Heather Nena says all of the local businesses work as a community and support each other. She says it is awesome to see all of the support from neighbors and friends.

“It’s so good to see smiling faces. The shop is filled and it’s just a wonderful experience. We start prepping for the holidays actually in January,” explained Heather Nena the owner of ‘The Nook Gifts & Decor.’

An early report from CNN estimated nearly $500 million was spent before 9:00 AM Saturday across the country.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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