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Small Business Saturday 2020

Just two weeks into November, our team is already thinking about a certain holiday that will be held at the end of the month. Move over, Thanksgiving! Kick rocks, Black Friday!

In this blog, we like to shop local and celebrate Small Business Saturday! Be sure to connect with these local small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 28, and all year long.

Nature Connection

Our list begins with a shop that strives to link people with the environment. At Nature Connection, customers have access to a variety of products including books, stationary, puzzles, toys, art, jewelry, and personal care items. It is also worth mentioning that the store’s staff goes to great lengths to ensure that shelves are stocked with as many regional products as possible. Nature Connection is closing its doors at the end of 2020 so be sure to give it a good sendoff and partake in its closing sale!

Nature Connection


Dating back to 1983, FanFare has established a reputation as a one-stop-shop for comic book enthusiasts. In addition to comic books and graphic novels, FanFare also offers a wide selection of sci-fi and fantasy games, sports cards, used DVDs and CDs, video games, and more. Be sure to check out the store’s events page to stay on top of the latest news regarding comic and gaming events!


With colder weather on the horizon, now is a perfect time to prepare for next year’s bicycle excursions! Luckily, the staff at Pedal is more than happy to assist you with all your cycling needs. Featuring an expansive catalogue that includes brands like Thule, Santa Cruz, and Trek, Pedal has bicycles, parts, and accessories for cyclists of all skill levels.



Opened in 1953, Libin’s holds the distinct honor of being the oldest business featured on this small business list. For nearly 70 years, this retailer has provided residents of Kalamazoo with quality attire at an affordable price. Whether you are attending a black-tie event or planning for a relaxing weekend with friends and family, Libin’s experienced staff will help you look your finest.

Cherri’s Chocol’Art

It would be a tragedy if we wrapped up this list without a shop that satisfies our sweet tooth. At Cherri’s Chocol’Art, art meets chocolate in a unique marriage of delicious creativity. Regulars at this local confectionary cannot stop raving about its chocolate bars, specialty gift boxes, salted caramels, truffles, turtles, milkshakes, and hot chocolate!

Cherri Chocol'Art

Hopefully this list has helped give our readers an idea of the fantastic local options for Small Business Saturday and every other day of the year.

Looking for other local establishments to shop at this holiday season? Check out last year’s short list of small businesses!

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