Small Business Saturday is full of incentives to peruse the locally owned businesses in downtown Marysville. More than $500 in Chamber bucks will be given to shoppers when they check in at the Shop Small Headquarters near Eighth and Broadway this weekend. There will be several items downtown that are uniquely Marysville — some Christmas gifts that not found anywhere else, which could add a special touch to your giving season.

These are just a few of the incentives for participating in the annual event. Small Business Saturday is only once a year and does not solve the year-round problem that more and more hard-earned money is being sent out of our city, county, state and nation to massive companies that have little interest in the communities they profit from.