Many chain stores around the country held sales on Friday, but now it’s time for Small Business Saturday.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Carrollton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Sharon Metz:

Sharon Metz

Metz said the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce is selling Merchant’s Bucks, which can be used in 30 local businesses.  “What you do is give them as a gift, just like you would any other gift, and they can take them into the merchants that are listed on the back, and it’s just like spending money, cash,” said Metz, “So that way you buy your gift locally, and we reimburse the local merchants that support the Chamber of Commerce.”  They sold more than $1,300 during last year’s holiday shopping season, and are on track to double that amount in 2012.