Get your holiday shopping started and enjoy time out and about with family on Small Business Saturday – November 30. This is the 10th Anniversary of this event, created by American Express to support small businesses. Here in the East Mountains, the majority of our businesses are locally-owned and operated. They employ other local residents, and most of the dollars generated stay within the community. As local businesses, the gross receipts taxes (sales taxes) they collect help to support local cities (Tijeras, Edgewood, Moriarty, Estancia) and counties (Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Torrance) so that they may pay for community services such as roads, facilities, and recreation. So when you shop locally, you are doing a lot of good for your neighbors and community! 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – all locally available and plenty of unique ideas. And, check out the Trinkets & Treasures Trail too.