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All News News Posted November 14, 2017 By Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance and Chamber

Buy, play, and dine local on Shop Small Saturday

Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA) encourages the public to support the local Marshall economy during Shop Small Saturday on November 25.

Marshall retailers are ready to welcome you during Shop Small Saturday on November 25.

It’s time to begin your holiday shopping! Keep it simple and festive. Shop Marshall to find thoughtful, unique gifts sure to please even the hardest to shop for while you receive personalized, friendly, home-town service. Marvel at the wide selection of possibilities including clothing, toys, antique and vintage furniture, gourmet coffee and treats, pet accessories, pottery, Marshall Redhawk gear, tools, garden décor, fabric and craft supplies, soaps, and jewelry. This town has it all.

Don’t stop after you shop. Treat your aching feet to a massage or pedicure, then relax over a mouth-watering dinner or dessert. Grab your family and friends and finish the day on a high note with a round of bowling, a carriage ride, live theater, a movie, or be dazzled by the Christmas light display at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds.

Why shop local? By choosing local and independent businesses for your services, shopping, entertainment, and dining needs, customers enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, independent businesses help give your community its distinct personality, offer overall better customer service, and stock more locally made, one-of-a-kind items. Local small businesses are the largest employer nationally and donate twice as much to local non-profits and events compared to big businesses, states Sustainable Connections. MetroFamily Magazine reports that “local shopping is crucial to our continued growth and leads to more jobs and revenue re-circulating throughout our community.”

Celebrate the holidays and celebrate family and shop, play and dine in historic Marshall. For more information contact MAEDA at 269-781-5163, drop in for coffee at 323 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Marshall or visit www.choosemarshall.com.