The Palouse Chamber of Commerce will formally celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend.
The Shop Small Saturday event features special holiday specials, treats and raffles at downtown Palouse businesses. Small businesses across the area will be taking part with specials on Saturday to encourage Christmas shoppers to shop small.
The Washington Small Business Development Center at Washington State University is highlighting the importance of shopping small heading into the weekend. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration 99.9% of all businesses are small businesses. Small businesses account for 62% of new jobs added over the past 15 years.