Locally owned store theme of Small Business Saturday today

  • Judi Mellon, Jason Ueki and Miles Yoshioka canvass for Small Business Saturday in early November through downtown Hilo.

  • Judi Mellon and Jason Ueki talk with a representative of Hawaii Forest & Trail Hilo about Small Business Saturday while canvasing for the event in early November through downtown Hilo. (Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Between the Black Friday bargains and Cyber Monday sales, holiday shoppers can make a big impact locally by shopping small on Small Business Saturday.