Shop, Eat, Support Local!
The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce (IGLA) has announced a new initiative in advance of the nationwide Small Business Saturday® holiday on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Beginning Thursday, October 27, 2021, the IGLA Chamber will launch “30 Days to Shopping Small” to promote local businesses and encourage the community to shop local this holiday season.
On each of the thirty days leading up to Small Business Saturday®, the IGLA Chamber will promote local businesses through social media, including video features of various locations where you can shop, eat, and support local business.
On Saturday, November 27, 2021, the official Small Business Saturday® nationwide holiday, members of the Chamber staff will be out in the community surprising random shoppers with gifts and prizes.
30 Days to Supporting Local
Stay tuned for daily highlights of local businesses!
SUPPORT: Brooks Golf
SHOP: Kari's Fine Clothing
EAT: West O Beer
SUPPORT: Pearson Lakes Art Center
SHOP: Snook's of Okoboji
EAT: Captain's Getaway
SUPPORT: Be Radiant Laser Skin Studio
SHOP: Barn Swallow
SUPPORT: Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association
SHOP: West Boutique
SUPPORT: Business Today
SHOP: Mary's Gift Shoppe
EAT: Smokin' Jakes
SUPPORT: Okoboji Motorsports
SHOP: Elements Design Studio
EAT: Dry Dock
SUPPORT: Kindermusik at the Lakes
SHOP: CC Screen Printing
SUPPORT: Arnolds Park Amusement Park
SHOP: Kabele's Trading Post
SUPPORT: ISU Extension Office
SHOP: Sunshine Foods Milford
EAT: The Inn Hotel
SUPPORT: Humane Society of NW IA
SHOP: Caroyln's Hallmark
EAT: Screaming Burro Burgers, Fries & Shakes
SUPPORT: Kapco Pack & Ship
SHOP: Fisherman's Factory Outlet
EAT: McKeen's Pub & Grill
SUPPORT: Bedell Family YMCA
SHOP: Ferguson's Gardens
EAT: Godfather's Pizza
SUPPORT: Mr. Zinn's Hair Studio
SHOP: Antiques Etc
EAT: Los Pueblos
SUPPORT: Okoboji Classic Cars LLC
SHOP: Custom Creations
EAT: The Ritz
SUPPORT: re*be Skin & Vein Clinic
SHOP: Oak Hill Outdoor
SHOP: Spirit Lake Silver & Gold
EAT: Pizza Ranch
SUPPORT: Cutty's Okoboji Resort Club
SHOP: Palm at the Park
EAT: The Hutt Bar & Grill
SUPPORT: F45 Training Arnolds Park
SHOP: Emerald Hills Golf Club
EAT: The Outrigger
SUPPORT: Bridges Bay Resort
SHOP: Fick's Ace Hardware
EAT: Sunshine Foods Diner
SUPPORT: Camp Foster YMCA
SHOP: Parks Marina
EAT: Century Farms Distillery
SUPPORT: Kurio Kastle
SHOP: The Three Sons
EAT: The Gardens
SUPPORT: Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp
SHOP: Stan's Bait & Tackle
EAT: Corner Lanes/The Breakfast Barn
SUPPORT: Lake Okoboji Fishing
SHOP: Ruthven Locker at the Lakes
EAT: Pub 19 Bar & Grill
SUPPORT: Yoga Okoboji School of Yoga
SHOP: Bomgaars Spirit Lake
EAT: Hy-Vee Hickory House Grill
SUPPORT: The Throwing Post
SHOP: Picket Trail
EAT: Jimmy John's Arnolds Park
SUPPORT: Corner Lanes
SHOP: Twetten's Interior Design
EAT: The Boonedocks
SUPPORT: No Streaking Okoboji
EAT: Portside Pizza Pub
SUPPORT: Treasure Village
SHOP: Hy-Vee Spirit Lake
EAT: Casey's General Store -Arnolds Park
SUPPORT: Rocky Thompson Photography
That's a Wrap! Thank you to all of the businesses involved. We #supportlocalboji and hope you will, too!
Shop Small Saturday!
Saturday, November 27, 2021
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 27, 2021. 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 Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-332-2107.