The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshalltown Central Business District are promoting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.
This national event was created by American Express in 2010, designed to encourage patrons to shop in the local communities to help boost the economy. Studies have shown that for every $100 spent, $68 goes back into the community. Shopping local also creates jobs.
The Chamber and Central Business District partnered with American Express as a ‘Neighborhood Champion’ for the Shop Small Campaign. With this campaign both organizations encourage the public to do holiday shopping at Marshall County businesses on Saturday. Many local retailers and restaurants will offer specials or promotions.
Participating businesses in Marshalltown include, BeMobile Verizon, Brit Marie’s Country Boutique, Brown’s Shoe Fit Company, Hellberg’s Jewelers, Oliver Beene Designs, Oliver Beene The Other Side, Pentz Appliance & TV, Smokin G’s BBQ Restaurant & Catering Service, Strand’s Flooring & Paint, T2K Nutrition, Taylor’s Maid-Rite, Tremont Grille, along with My Dinosaur Dreams in State Center.
The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshalltown Central Business District encourage residents to shop sooner and shop local this holiday season.