Attention for shoppers turn from Black Friday to Small Business Saturday

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A busy shopping weekend continues with the focus flipped from Black Friday to Small Business Saturday.

According to the National Federation of Independent Business, $5.5 billion was spent at independent merchants last year.

This year, the NFIB expects sales to increase.

Shoppers, such as Betty and Brett Mendez, say they prefer shopping locally.

“It’s just superior to anything you can find in a mall,” says Betty Mendez.

“You certainly beat the crowds,” adds Brett Mendez.

Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall says the day is about encouraging people to work with local small business owners.

For more information on Small Business Saturday you can visit www.sba.gov/saturday.