Black Friday and Small Business Saturday; Volunteer For the Holiday Season in Westchester

Here’s what’s happening today in the 914:

1.) It’s Black Friday in Westchester where retailers are hoping to make money and shoppers are hoping to get good deals. Here’s what you need to know about Black Friday in Westchester:

Consider skipping the big box chains today for your local merchants and mom and pop shops on Small Business Saturday.

According to the American Independent Business Alliance, each dollar you spend at a local business returns three times the money to your local economy than if you spent that $1 at a chain store or online.

Credit: American Independent Business Alliance
Credit: American Independent Business Alliance

The alliance also says that shopping local builds community, leads to lower taxes and has less impact on the environment. Read more here.

2.) Are you looking to spread some holiday cheer this holiday season by volunteering? Volunteer New York! has a list of volunteer opportunities for you right here in Westchester. Check them out here.

3.) Today’s headlines: