By Dominic Garcia

DENVER (CBS4)– Mindy Jarrard set up shop at a flea market outside of Union Station where a huge tree lighting ceremony filled the plaza on Friday night. She owns Kady’s Kollars, the business that makes dog collars. She also donates part of her proceeds to rescuing dogs.

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“I started making dog collars for the rescues and it just kind of turned into a business,” she told CSB4’s Dominic Garcia.

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Like many other small business owners, she is banking on a big holiday sales season and wants people to remember to get out and shop on Small Business Saturday.

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“Coming to these events, it’s been fun. I’m always really proud of my work and I think other people appreciate it as well.”

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Many small businesses across the Denver metro area will be hosting special events to celebrate their customers on Small Business Saturday.

Dominic Garcia anchors CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and reports for CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Connect with the Denver native on Twitter @cbs4dom & on Facebook.

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