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Small Business Saturday looking to keep up economy

After Mayor Brian Blad signed a proclamation Thursday at the City Council meeting, he has urged residents to support local small businesses in Pocatello.

With the coming of the holiday season, it brings around more shopping and revenue for all shopping departments. But for Small Business Saturday, it’s all about the smaller businesses getting income for the holidays.

“It’s great celebrating small businesses, because people tend to think, you know, they go to the big stores and they go, and they go, and they go, they don’t realize that money goes out of state,” said owner of Hair Studio, Jack Lynn.

Lynn has worked as a hair dresser for years. He says not enough hair dressers around the world get enough education. That is why he likes to stay educated by modern techniques and styles by going to hair shows.

If it’s not just his experience and eagerness to stay up to date, it’s also the right time of year that brings in the money for his business.

“You’ve got Christmas, they’ve got parties they’re going to, you’ve got New Years coming up. It really gives salons a boost.”

He says the best thing any small business can do is, thank the people for coming in and for doing business with you.

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