Blacksburg small businesses calling 2017 successful holiday season

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) With only eleven days left to finish holiday shopping, local small businesses say they've had a successful season.

Despite online shopping growing this year, some shops in Downtown Blacksburg said they've seen the largest single days of sales ever this year.

One business owner said she started the holiday shopping sales in early November, and business has continued to flow in.

t.r. Collection Owner Michelle Raub said, "We ended November 45% over where we were last November. So it was really encouraging and December has kicked off fantastic as well. It's an encouraging time."

Raub attributed her success to welcoming every customer who walks in and giving personal attention to each person. Something, she said, some big chain stores can't do.

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