SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - After the Black Friday frenzy, businesses were back to being busy for Small Business Saturday. This was the first time for some business owners.
Small Business Saturday was first recognized in 2010 in an effort to sway shoppers to brick and mortar stores that are important to local economies.
Small businesses like Fletcher Yeater Jewelers are still breaking out the deals after Black Friday.
"I think it's bigger than ever this year," said Bill Yearta.
Downtown officials said it was the first year for small businesses in Sylvester to participate in Small Business Saturday.
"Every dollar that's made here stays in the community and that betters the community later down the road," said Katie Giddens.
Most stores like Shop Chanel 112 and Fletcher Yeater Jewelers already participated in Black Friday.
Giddens said the day is less mad and easier for them to get to know their customers.
For Bill Yeater, he said it was a day for people to invest back into their the Sylvester community.
"When you shop local those sales tax dollars stay in our community stay in our community and support things like roads and schools," said Bill Yearta.
Either way it's an opportunity for the small businesses to get the spot light.