CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage Chamber of Commerce encourages shoppers to support small businesses, and shop local, during their latest event, “Carthage Small Business Saturday.” This shopping event will take place on Saturday November 26th right after Black Friday. Shoppers can pick up a Carthage Shoppers card that will be available at all 23 Carthage participating merchants and at the Carthage Chamber. Shoppers will visit at least 15 of these stores to receive a special holiday stamp. Once the shoppers card is completed, these can be left at one of participating business or dropped off at the Chamber, 402 S. Garrison Ave. Each participant that turn their cards back in will have the opportunity to be in a drawing for a prize basket give-away valued at over $500 from area merchants.
“We are so excited that we are able to celebrate our local small businesses by commemorating Small Business Saturday,” said Julie Reams, Carthage Chamber President. “It’s important to everyone to know that for every $100 that is spent in our local community, $68 dollars of that stays local. This helps the City’s sustainability to provide the resources, infrastructure, and services that we need to keep our community growing strong. Our Chamber is very proud to be able to bring this event to Carthage and this event helps our businesses have even a better holiday shopping season,” added Reams.
Small Business Saturday is an initiative that American Express formed in the midst of the 2010 recession and the Saturday after Thanksgiving was chosen to encourage people to shop small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. In 2011, the Federal Government supported a resolution to support Small Business Saturday and all 50 states unanimously agreed to participate as they all agreed this was a way to help their own local economies with the help of American Express’ shop small initiative. A driving force to keep this program and other like this going in local communities is the local Chambers as they serve as Neighborhood Champions. They create programs to help recognize the uniqueness of shopping in their local communities with many different activities not only on Small Business Saturday but throughout the year.
Below is a list of local participating merchants for Carthage Small Business Saturday, with many of them offering discounts, prizes and drawings all day. For more information please contact the Carthage Chamber at 417-358-2373 or to see a list or participating merchants online visit: www.carthagechamber.com.
Visit these participating businesses and take advantage of Carthage Small Business Saturday Specials!
- Carthage Olive Oil Company-337 S. Main, Open 11am-6pm
- (FREE gift with purchase of $15, while supplies last)
- Colonial House-342 Grant St., Open 10am-5pm
- Boomers BBQ-1123 W. Central Ave., Open 11am-8pm
- (5% off to anyone that brings in card to be stamped)
- Grace Lanes-219 E. 3rd Street, Open 9am-Midnight
- (10% off all pro-shop, and snack bar with purchases paid in full same day.)
- Cloud’s Meats-2013 S. Paradise Lane, Open 9am-12pm
- (10% off in-store purchases and gift cards.)
- Downtown Nails-423 S. Main St., Open 10am-2pm
- 417 Nutrition-536 W. Fir Road, Open 10am-2pm
- ($2 off all Shakes & Teas)
- Fair Acres Family YMCA-2600 S. Grand Ave., Open 8am-5pm
- (Joiner Fee Waived, Save $25 at Sign-Up)
- Wilkinson Pharmacy-2017 S. Garrison Ave., Open 9am-1pm
- Big Bog Boutique-319 S. Main, Open 9am-5pm
- Paw Spa Boutique-323 S. Main, Open 9am-5pm
- Garde Manger-116 W. 3rd St., Open 10am-6pm
- Going Places Dolls Fabric & Things-2206 S. Maple St. Suite A, Open 10am-6pm, (FREE Gift)
- Carthage Hardware-119 East 3rd St., Open 9am-5pm
- (Multiple In-Store Drawings & Promotions)
- The Yellow Umbrella-121 E. 3rd St., Open 10:30am-5pm
- The Artist Loft 404 (Inside The Yellow Umbrella) 121 E. 3rd St.
- Lucky J Boots & More-11664 E. Fir Rd., Open 11am-8:30pm
- The Palms Massage & Day Spa-341 S. Main, Open 8am-2pm
- Hurricane Car Wash South-201 S. Fir Road, Open 9am-5pm
- (25% off Gift Card Purchases)
- Midwest Ag Supply-115 Grant St., Open 8am-12pm
- All Things Grand on the Square-133 E. 3rd St., Open 10am-4pm
- All Things Grand-1186 Grand Ave., Open 9:30am-4pm
- Sirloin Stockade-1027 W. Central Ave., Open 11am-9pm
- ($5 Bonus Card With Every $25 Gift Card Purchase)