Christmas was a good season to many retailers in Knoxville. Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Director Larissa Van Donselaar says that most of the businesses that she has spoken with say that traffic and sales were both up. KNIA/KRLS also spoke with managers and owners at RadioShack, Gibson’s Jewelry, and The Next Chapter. Those stores reported the season appeared to be anywhere from “solid” to “spectacular”. Both Van Donselaar and The Next Chapter owner Tresa Mott commented that people really seem to be buying into the shop local campaign that’s been catching on throughout the country.