Small Business Saturday draws locals, visitors to Tishomingo
Good weather and great deals brought many shoppers to Tishomingo on Saturday for the nationwide Small Business Saturday event.
"Business has been great," store owner Kathy Ross said. "We love to have everybody come and visit and shop."
Ross owns Nikole's Country Store in Tishomingo, which opened two months ago.
She said her first Small Business Saturday as a store owner was a success.
"We've been blessed to have a good day," Ross said. "I hope that everyone has the same in their small business and we look forward to more."
Johnston County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Jordyn Frazier, said a majority of local businesses participate in Small Business Saturday which draws locals and visitors from out of town.
"And I've seen them today, lots of Texas plates here on Main Street, so we're really thankful for people that are coming out of Tishomingo and out of Johnston county to shop here," Frazier said.
Cindy Chandler came to Tishomingo for lunch at Ole Red, which has been a boost for local businesses year round, and said the local stores in Tishomingo were an added bonus to her trip.
"I think it's really important to support local businesses for the fact of they're here competing against the big department stores," Chandler said. "They have normally cuter fashion and they're offering really great deals today."
However, Frazier said she wants emphasize the local focus of Small Business Saturday.
"But of course, Small Business Saturday is a shop local initiative so we really encourage our residents and people that live here to support their local businesses so we are seeing a lot of that too."