Letter: Make local businesses part of shopping plan

To the Editor:

Just wanted to say I really appreciated the column Nov. 29 by Jason Akst, in which he highlighted Small Business Saturday and urged readers to patronize locally owned business on Nov. 30.

As a person who has worked in a small locally owned retail establishment for many years, I hope that a lot of readers will do as Akst suggests.

For the past few years I have purchased as many Christmas gifts as possible by shopping locally in small businesses and then buying the rest from chain stores.

It is very satisfying to find just the right gift at a small local business. I hope many of your readers will give it a try.

Ginny Kroening

Somonauk