WBEZ | Small Business Saturday http://www.wbez.org/tags/small-business-saturday Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Carol Moseley Braun tours 87th Street on Black Friday http://www.wbez.org/story/news/economy/carol-moseley-braun-tours-87th-street-black-friday <p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending Black Friday touring a commercial corridor on 87<sup>th</sup> Street.</span>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">November 27<sup>th</sup> is nationally dubbed Small Business Saturday.&nbsp; Organizers said it&rsquo;s a way to support local commerce as the holiday shopping season commences.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Essential Elements on east 87<sup>th</sup> Street is a clothing store that&rsquo;s participating. It&rsquo;s also one of the merchants Moseley Braun visited near Stony Island. </span></p> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">&quot;The businesses in the neighborhoods need as much attention and help as downtown. And while it&rsquo;s great to shop &ndash; we&rsquo;ve got great shopping in the Loop and down North Michigan. At the same time there&rsquo;s some great stores in the neighborhoods as well,&quot; Moseley Braun said.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">She said the city should leverage the private sector to invest in small, neighborhood businesses.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/news/economy/carol-moseley-braun-tours-87th-street-black-friday