Small Business Saturday helps to showcase small businesses and lets others discover these sometimes-hidden gems. It is an American shopping holiday held each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. Great deals and unique finds are plentiful. In Highlands, NC where there are many specialty shops, you’ll be drawn to some because they display the “Shop Small” logo. Others will attract you because of the unapologetic eccentricity or luxury – unique finds for everyone or . . . even a stop into an actual small business center that offers typical supplies, services and high-end gadgets. Highlands welcomes you for an exceptional shopping experience and American Express, a proud sponsor, encourages you to visit these shops that make communities special.