Buy Local: Kansas City Small Biz Saturday

A quick reminder for those wasting cash today . . .

Internets shopping has its charms but risks a great deal of sameness . . . Today the nicer denizens of the middle-class focus on spreading the wealth around this cowtown.

Check-it . . .

The focus will be on these local companies for Small Business Saturday, but supporting local can continue all holiday season.

No matter where you live in the Kansas City metro, here are a few neighborhoods filled with small businesses to check out. Please check store hours in advance.

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Small Business Saturday: Where to shop local in the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After two years of pandemic holidays and online shopping, shoppers are back in force in stores and at holiday markets. While millions across the U.S. will snag a Black Friday deal at a big box store, there are plenty of small businesses who hope customers decide to shop local this holiday season.

Shop Small: 5 gifts made locally that don't scream 'Kansas City' (KC Gift Guide)

Editor's note: This feature is the fifth in Startland News' five-part holiday gift guide showcasing Kansas City makers and their products. Check out the featured maker below, then keep reading for five gift ideas to get started.

Merry Market kicks off at City Market with small businesses front and center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Merry Market is back at City Market. The spirit of the season bellowed through City Market on a pleasant Black Friday afternoon as Robert strummed Christmas music on his banjo. But temperatures weren't the only thing above average.