Forget Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is the best time to get great deals all while keeping your support and money in the local economy. The best way to keep our community strong is to stay and shop there, according to Lynn Olberding, Vice President of the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce.
"This is the program that American Express started a number of years ago," Oblerding says, "as a way to highlight independently owned businesses and remind people to shop in our businesses during the busy holiday season."
And she does say that there will be an incentive to shop and stay local this Saturday. Shoppers who go to the designated stores will have the chance to win Chamber Bucks.
"It's just a little thank you for people, for shopping in their business."
Different stores will be holding drawing to win the Chamber Bucks. The participating stores include:
- Denny's Hometown TV and Appliance
- Hellberg's Jewelers
- Market Off Main
- Mike's Bikes and Fitness
- The Sheep's Stocking
- Taylor's Maid-Rite
- Tremont on Main
- F and J Racing
- Iowa River Brewing
- Marshall Town Center
- Sports Page
- Thompson's True Value
- Willard's Fur and Fashions
Small Business Saturday is November 30th.