Many businesses in downtown Brooksville will take part Nov. 30 in Small Business Saturday.

BROOKSVILLE — To celebrate local enterprise, Small Business Saturday will be observed here from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Supporting Small Business Saturday as a business or a patron is important to keeping the local economy thriving, say organizers of the local Small Business Saturday.

Created in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is intended to help local business deal with competition from big-box retailer and online commerce.

The event is once again partnering with the American Express Passport Program. Pick up the passports at Hernando County Courthouse Square, 20 N. Main St.

Completing at least 50 percent of the passport will allow entry into a drawing. Winners will receive gift cards to a participating business.

A few of the businesses involved this year include: AKA Salvage and Design; American Gun and Pawn; Bread Box Bakery; Carlisle’s Meat Market; Chop Block Grill; and Coney Island Drive In.

Also taking part are: Country Depot; Easy Street Décor; Enchiladas Mexican Restaurant; Florida Cracker Kitchen; Great Stuff; Little Lady Café; Luxe Salon Suite; and Main Street Eatery.

Other participants are: Mountaineer Coffee; Spa 105 on Main; Swap n Shop; The Bistro; The Pearl Porch; the Wired Bird; Total Realty Management; Transformed Treasures; Treasures From the Heart; and Westover’s Flowers & Gifts.

For more information, visit Brooksville Main Street website at