Let's face it: There are a lot of big, big businesses out there.
And, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many of these large businesses provide us with some of our most needed services. Many of them employ our friends, our neighbors, our families–and, for that, we are grateful.
Still, there is something about a Mom-and-Pop Shop, the local place, the place where everyone recognizes your face. You know more of the money you spend there has a better chance of staying in your community. Not only do these places employ your friends, your neighbors, your families, a lot of these businesses are owned by them. Whatever your reason, there is something special about small business.
So, when you head out for Black Friday or "Small Business Saturday" on Nov. 25 and 26, where will you patronize? What business gets your money and time and, hopefully, a "thank you" for being a part of the Fair Lawn small business landscape?
All this week, we'll be asking you to give your "shout outs" to your favorite local businesses and restaurants in the comments section. Call it Patch's love letter to our small businesses, signed by all of you. Chime in below.