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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now.

On Thanksgiving weekend, it seems like every article is focused on how to cook the perfect turkey (in a paper bag buttered very liberally, FYI) or where to find Black Friday deals.

So I thought I’d share some places to spend Small Business Saturday on Nov 28.

Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express, is a day dedicated to supporting locally owned businesses. Since Thanksgiving weekend is one of busiest shopping times of the year, shopping local and small is a way to join millions of Americans in fueling the economy.

Last year, Americans spent $14.3 billion at small, independent businesses on Small Business Saturday. But we can beat that.

The Reston area is home to many small businesses — several of them at Lake Anne (Chesapeake Chocolates, Reston’s Used Book Shop, PetMac and small change consignment). In fact, I suggest stopping by the Lake Anne Coffee Shop and then wandering around the plaza to see what you can find.

Interested in other ways you can support Small Business Saturday? Check out some of the great ideas from people in the community!


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