In celebration of Small Business Saturday, the West Islip Chamber of Chamber of Commerce is doing its part to promote local independent businesses offering deals on Nov. 24.
The chamber has compiled a list of West Islip merchants participating in Small Business Saturday on its website, encouraging residents to head out and "shop small" this weekend.
"We are encouraging our community to shop local," said Belinda Rubino, vice president of merchants and marketing for the chamber, as well as the owner of West Islip-based SweetSpot Marketing.
Local business owners participating in the event can add their business to the list, free of charge.
Founded in 2010, Small Business Saturday encourages small business owners across the country to offer their own deals to rival those offered by big retailers the day before on Black Friday.
For a list of participating merchants, or to add your business to the list, visit the West Islip Chamber of Commerce website.