Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2015

Shoppers take to the streets to seek out those perfect gifts in downtown Los Alamos during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers of all ages search for just the right gifts at CB FOX on Small Business Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers coming and going at Fusion Multisport during Saturday’s event on Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/


Nov. 28 marked “Small Business Saturday” in Los Alamos County and the community turned out to show its support for small businesses and merchants by shopping locally.

The annual event is an important reminder that local businesses create jobs, boost the local economy and enhance the downtown area and local neighborhoods.

Some 60 businesses participated in this year’s event, coordinated by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation to help encourage residents to shop local on this day and throughout the holiday season.

Many merchants are donating a percentage of their Small Business Saturday sales to the United Way of Northern New Mexico or other nonprofit organizations working to make the community a better place and help those in need.

The Los Alamos County Council earlier in the month proclaimed Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday in Los Alamos County.

Shoppers crowd around the counter on Small Business Saturday at Village Arts. Photo by Chris Clark/
Owner Ken Nebel, right, helps shoppers at his Village Arts store on DP Road Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/
Small Business Saturday shoppers at Warm Hearts Yarn and Atomic City Quilts in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/

Clear Captions Territory Manager Ed Mowery explains that the company offers an ensemble telephone for people with hearing loss. The phone includes a subtitle screen, which writes out what the person on the other end of the line is saying. It’s also a free service, according to the Americans With Disabilities Act. Photo by Chris Clark/

Black Mesa Message owner Christine O’Brien, LMT, gives Debbie DeSimone of High Desert Nutritional Therapy a message. Black Mesa Message provides service to Los Alamos and Espanola. Photo by Chris Clark/

Bath Fitter’s Roland Yoingco during Small Business Saturday explains that Bath Fitter is a tub and shower remodeling business. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers leaving CB FOX with their purchases on Small Business Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

A small child can’t wait to get inside CB FOX Kidz on Small Business Saturday to check out the latest inventory. Photo by Chris Clark/