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North Myrtle Beach promotes Small Business Saturday

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Small Business Saturday was created as an alternative to Black Friday, in order to better promote locally owned businesses. North Myrtle Beach celebrated this year by throwing over three thousand ping pong balls, or “snow balls” to local shoppers, each one having special deals and prizes for local shops and restaurants in the area.

The event was the 4th annual Snow Ball Drop. Bill Griste is a Member of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and local business owner, and helped organize the event, and says if you’re going to spend money this holiday, it’s important to spend it on your community. “Small Business Saturday is just a way of bringing awareness to shopping local. You know, shopping small. It’s very important to our economy that we think local, we buy local, we shop local, we eat local, we drink local, and we play local. Just have a good time, and support your local community.” said Griste.

Several shoppers came out to take advantage of this unique event. Including Mark and Amy, two North Myrtle Beach residents, who said they wanted to have nice day while doing something nice for their town. “We wanted to have fun, see our friends, support local businesses.” “I think everybody here is very close knit. So we all take care of each other.”

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts this event every year, and those in charge say they have seen consistent growth and support in they're community.
 
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