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But the president that just one of the small businesses around the US.
Hoping to see it jump in holiday sales today mom and pop shops promoting big discounts urging customers to buy local.
But after the destruction caused by super -- sandy small business owners in the New York City area but -- need a holiday spark and it.
Live in Avalon on Long Island New York providing a spark herself by -- Well I'll let you Heather and let everybody at home today is small business Saturday but it carries an extra significance this year because of super -- sandy.
The northeast is still reeling economically in fact the owner of this gift shop rumors gift shop in Long Island says sandy could not -- hit at a worse time because.
She depends on 40% of her sales to come during the last.
Three months of the year and it's going to be nearly impossible for her to make up those sales but the owner.
It's very happy that all her vendors are allowing her to delay payments.
I was in tears actually over that because I was scared.
I don't want to lose my credit my good name and reputation.
So -- -- this sticking by me.
Like a child this is my other home.
Well from Staten Island -- island local businesses are urging customers to get back to their local communities and help provide neighborhoods devastated by the storm.
Last year on small business Saturday an estimated 100 million people participated in the growing annual event.
The economic impact of sandy has been estimated by Moody's analytics in the fifty billion dollar range.
About twenty billion of the totals is from lost economic activity for example.
Airlines canceling flights restaurants not serving meals and casinos not being able to take bets.
The US Small Business Administration is making loans of up to two million dollars available to companies trying to get their heads above water.
We've been on the ground for weeks now and working closely with the families to help them get back.
On their feet as quickly as -- can't.
And regardless of the hit in sales many of these small businesses took around the region Heather amazingly many of them are taking a portion of their profits.
-- today on small business Saturday in giving them back testing your relief efforts.
Still providing health thank you set match and I appreciate it.
And a heart.
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