With so many residents heading out to begin their holiday shopping this weekend, the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups are asking local residents to “shop small” on Small Business Saturday. The “shop small” concept is part of a nationwide effort to recognize small business and the contribution those small businesses make in a community. Statistically, it is estimated the 52 cents of every dollar spent in a small business stays in the local community. In 2012, consumers spent $5.5 billion what consumers spent in 2012 on Small Business Saturday. According to Camdenton Chamber of Commerce officials, Small Business Saturday® was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ need for more customers.