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Small Business Saturday creates positive economic benefits

According to a Forbes.com survey, more than 95 million consumers shopped at small businesses – including restaurants, retailers and more – on Small Business Saturday last year, marking an eight percent increase from 2014. Additionally, total spending among U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reached $16.2 billion, an increase of 14 percent from $14.3 billion in 2014.

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Authors to sign books at Chesterfield Oaks Barnes & Noble

Reedy Press

Four authors from Reedy Press will jointly sign their books from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Chesterfield Oaks Barnes & Noble, 1600 Clarkson Road. Appearing as part of the publishing house’s Holiday Author Tour will be Valerie Battle Kienzie, author of “What’s With St. Louis”; Carol Shepley, author of “St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline”; Jo Ann Kargus, author of “St. Louis Splendor”; and David Baugher, author of “Secret St.Louis.”

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Photography exhibit explores the lives of resilient women

The Resilient Souls Project, a photography exhibition focused on women's strength in the face of adversity, opens at Maryville University Nov. 17. The project is a 20-year follow-up a similar exhibition created by West County photographer and therapist Cathy Lander-Goldberg.

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Club Fitness Heroes Weekend; free workouts for Military, First Responders Nov. 11-13

Club Fitness salutes all military and first responders with Club Fitness Heroes Weekend, offering all-gym access to veterans, active military, police, EMT and firefighters at all 23 locations over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13. Heroes Weekend participants simply need to check in and show their ID cards at the front desk. They are able to check in any time the club is staffed starting at 8 a.m. on Nov. 11, 12 and 13. “We wanted to honor the dedicated people who protect and serve our country, so we’d like to invite them into our gyms to enjoy all of our equipment and ...

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