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Peoria business encourages shopping local year round

PEORIA (WEEK) -- After Small Business Saturday, Peoria shop owners are still encouraging locals to continue to shop local as often as they can.

Bushwhacker, an outdoor sports store in Peoria has been able to stay afloat, thanks to an increase interest in outdoor activity amid the pandemic.

While the owner, Rich Pestien, is happy to see shoppers come through his doors, he urges folks to shop local in every way they can.

"Local businesses are good for everybody ... Every dollar spent in a local business is repaid multiple times," Pestien said.

Pestien says that he's thankful for all his customers and happy to see so many come out to support their community.

Andy Weber

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