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Support local businesses during Shop Small Saturday

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center will be open during Small Business Saturday
From reports
Get started on your Christmas shopping at the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center this Saturday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as local businesses participate in Shop Small Saturday, initiativing the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Stop by the new Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center office at 128 West Van Buren Street to visit vendor booths, shop our assortment of Whitley County merchandise and to check out Gingerbread Festival entries during Shop Small Saturday. ShopSmallLogo1117.jpg
"We are pleased to support this effort to encourage the community to shop at our local businesses. Dollars spent in Whitley County stay local and truly benefit our community in so many wonderful ways, enhancing our business sectors across Whitley County and support our friends and neighbors," said Jennifer Romano, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. "We urge you to consider the businesses you appreciate most in our community and plan a visit to make a purchase there during the holiday season this year. Pre-Christmas sales are so important to a good bottom line for the businesses in our community." 
A few of the activities going on at the Chamber during Shop Small Saturday include:
- Chamber member organization Camp Whitley will be offering camp wear for a freewill offering, including vintage shirts from past camp years. These will make a great nostalgic gift for the Camp Whitley enthusiasts on your list.
- Chamber member artist Michael Lude will be doing caricatures and taking orders for artwork.
- Several vendors will have items for sale at the Chamber, including: Old World Fudge, Pampered Chef with Becky Walter, Traveling Vineyard with Kari Brubaker, Young Living Essential Oils with Jennifer Meredith, 31 with Stephanie Anderson and more.
Additionally, numerous businesses across Whitley County will host Shop Small promotions this week, encouraging shoppers to be mindful of the impact their dollars have on this community.
Shop Small Saturday is a nationwide American Express initiative that encourages communities to support local businesses by choosing to spend holiday dollars in small, locally owned businesses.


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