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UP: To all the shoppers trying something a little different today, and shopping small, on Small Business Saturday. While it is true money spent with the big guys also makes a difference in our local economy, the two shopping choices do not have to be mutually exclusive. You never know what treasure — what perfect gift — you might find at a locally owned business. It is likely to be something you just can’t find at one of the big chain stores. And your purchase might help shore up a shop owner who just needs that extra little push to be able to keep at it for another year.

UP: To news that West Virginia’s employment numbers are at their best since January 2009. With total employment for October 2019 at approximately 763,000, Gov. Jim Justice says gains are in a diversified range of fields. That, too, is good news. Let us hope the trend continues, and somehow puts a dent in that unemployment figure, which, stubbornly, managed to tick up again last month, to 4.8 percent.

UP: To this week’s kick off of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation’s Give Local MOV 2020 campaign. The event included an announcement from Superior Toyota Hyundai in Parkersburg, of a $30,000 donation match from the dealership. Give Local MOV 2020 will be held May 5.

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