With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season weeks away, many small business owners are planning holiday parties for employees and clients despite the still wobbly economy.
But the celebrations are expected to be low-key, frugal and, some say, much more fun reports The Associated Press.
Even owners whose businesses are doing better say they’re sticking to simpler events this year.
“In the past we always have had a holiday celebration and we’ve always either gone out to a restaurant with workers and spouses or we hosted a party at our house and have it catered,” Pitcher said. “Last year, we decided it just wasn’t the right thing to do to have a catered affair, so we decided to have a potluck. We found it was the best holiday party we’ve had to date.
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