By CBSBoston.com Staff

NEEDHAM (CBS) — As people are getting their holiday shopping plans together, Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials toured small businesses on Monday.

One stop included Michelson’s Shoes in Needham.

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Baker had one message for everyone: shop local.

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“There are tremendous opportunities for people to shop local, to eat local, to dine local, to buy local, and to recognize and understand that when you shop, eat, dine local, you’re supporting your neighbors, your colleagues, and your friends and folks who are apart of the communities that you live and you work in,” Baker said.

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The Retailers Association of Massachusetts expects sales to increase about 6% compared to last year.

CBSBoston.com Staff