Shop Small Saturday

Shop Local Round-02

Shop Small Saturday!

Shop, Eat, Support Local!

Saturday, November 30, 2024

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Join the fun! Search for the Chamber Gnomes!

October 28 - December 16

There's gnome better place to shop than local! Get out and see all of the wonderful products and services that our local business community has to offer you! Shop local and join the fun in our Holiday Shop Local campaign event! Find their gnomes in their homes each week and be entered for a chance to win! Gift cards and chamber bucks are up for grabs each week!

The rules are simple. Shop. Search. Selfie. Send! Starting October 28th, 1-4 chamber gnomes will be hidden weekly in various businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes. Stay tuned on our website, emails and social media for weekly hints at where the chamber gnomes are hiding! Each week new businesses and locations are chosen. The gnomes will be in their weekly homes from Friday - Friday. Find the gnome before he moves to his new home and take a selfie with him! Post your selfie in the comments of the hints, send directly to our Facebook page, or email to to be entered into a drawing for a gift card or Chamber bucks to the business location of the gnome you found! Individuals can win multiple times! Submit your selfies before noon on the final Friday of the gnomes stay at that business to be entered!

Questions? Call 712-332-2107 or email to learn more or get involved!

You might not realize it, but every time you buy a coffee at your favorite neighborhood spot or purchase a gift from the local shop down the street, you're shopping small and making a difference. By shopping small and shopping local, you actually get so much more than those physical items. When you shop at local small businesses, you support all the things that make the Iowa Great Lakes Area great. The money you spend there, stays there. Right here in this place you call your neighborhood.

For every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, and all year long, you are creating a large impact on your local community. 

Millions of individuals, businesses and communities have embraced the Small Business Saturday movement nationwide! The movement is celebrated annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Shop Small Saturday will take place on November 30, 2024. As a business, we invite you to participate by actively promoting Small Business Saturday in your business. As a neighbor, we encourage you to go out and support your local business community.

There are several ways to get involved in Small Business Saturday. You can go shopping or dining at a local small businesses. You can tell others to be a part of the movement or share with your own network how you're supporting small businesses in our neighborhood. Anything you can do helps to give small businesses the support they need to keep creating jobs, powering the economy and helping the Iowa Great Lakes Area thrive year round.


See how our community has been involved in Shop Small Saturday!

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber staff thanks you for shopping local!

For more information on how to get involved, contact Morgan at or call 712-332-2107.