It's a "shop till you drop" weekend and mom-and-pop stores don't want you to forget about them when you're out doing your holiday shopping.
To get more people thinking about small businesses during the holidays, American Express started the "Small Business Saturday" campaign in 2010. In 2011, the Senate passed a resolution officially recognizing "Small Business Saturday" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Green Spring Station in Lutherville-Timonium is offering a deal to get shoppers to come out on Saturday November 25. If you spend $150 at any of the stores or restaurants at Green Spring Station, you'll receive a $25 gift card to a shop or restaurant there of your choice.
Mark your calendars for Saturday December 2 for the Holiday Makers Market at Green Spring Station. Dozens of local artisans and vendors will take over the shopping center. There will also be DIY workshops led by the store owners.