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The snow is cleared, but the damage to small businesses still remains

by Christin Roby
Jan 30, 2014


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Customers at Central Camera Company come in to get advice.

The recent polar vortex has played a major role in how people, not only spend their day, but also how they spend their money. Are small businesses benefiting from the extreme cold, as people support businesses in their community that may be in walking distance? Or are small businesses losing money, as people stay inside? Local business owners chime in.