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Small Business owners hope for a profitable Saturday

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- This holiday season, retailers will be trying to get you to spend in their stores, but small business owners like Bob Jekel, owner of Parkade Hobbies, sells model trains at his store and is hoping his unique items stand out most,"We're more of a specialty item, primarily model railroading, model train sets, so people come looking for that later on."

Small businesses are banking on their merchandise to grab customers like Ben Amodeo from the big chains stores this season, "The big chains don't really have this, I mean you couldn't find these items in a big box store."

With the advertising large stores have been doing, getting the word out about "Small Business Saturday" has required pulling out all the stops.

"I've been posting sales on different merchandise local mom made stuff, stuff that's a higher price point that a lot of people have been looking at but haven't been purchasing, it's going to be on sale, stuff I would never put on sale is going to be on sale so it's going to be quite a big deal," says Jenna Boogerd, owner of Swanky Babies.

A big deal says Renae Bobbett, owner of Beaver Bark garden center, who wants to make it known, ".... the dollars stay locally for the most part when people do shop locally rather than at a conglomerate where the money goes to far away places."