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Local companies see surge in Black Friday business amid supply chain problems

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Shoppers visit the Children’s Hour in Salt Lake City Friday. Owner Diane Etherington says business is great after a tough pandemic shutdown. (Sean Moody, KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new survey by Lending Tree shows nearly half of all consumers will shop at small, locally-owned businesses this weekend and spend an average of $305 per person.

That’s good news for small businesses that struggled at the onset of the pandemic shutdown. However, many Utah business owners say business has been booming for months.

That could be, in part, because nearly two-thirds of Americans in that same survey said they are more loyal to small businesses now than they were before the pandemic started.

In the highly popular shopping center at 9th and 9th in Salt Lake City, Diane Etherington,…

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