Fairfield small businesses in the spotlight this holiday season
Shoppers across the nation are being pointed toward local companies and stores for Small Business Saturday this weekend.
The Town of Fairfield in particular is highlighting the impact of small businesses on the community.
"They're the fabric of the community and a lot of them are residents here and supporting them is supporting the people around us,” said Mary Alice Limperopulos, marketing coordinator for the Town of Fairfield.
Fairfield leaders are also making sure local shops are supported in a big way with the town’s annual Holiday Shop and Stroll next month.
On Saturday, customers filed through the door at Capri Clothing in Fairfield. It's a longstanding clothing store on Post Road which has been running since 1999.
"We're almost 25 years young, and it's our 17th annual Small Business Saturday," said Sharon Risley, manager of Capri’s.
It's a staple in the community, especially when it comes to holiday shopping. That's why they're among the list of stores participating in this year's Small Business Saturday.
"It's very important,” said Risley. “Fairfield has gotten bigger in the past few years, so we have a lot of newcomers, which is awesome and they're always looking to try new things."
Fairfield is encouraging its residents to support the shops that make up their tight knit community.
"If they didn't exist, Fairfield would be pretty boring…there wouldn't be a lot going on," said Limperopulos.
This year's Holiday Shop and Stroll is on Wednesday Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. and will include over 20 Fairfield shops. You can find more information on the upcoming stroll online.