• Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Small Business Saturday!

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    November 15, 2019
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Small Business Saturday, otherwise known as Shop Small, is about more than shopping at small businesses. It's a cause that helps support local economies and promotes vibrant, diverse communities. This is a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners, and organizers who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters.
    American Express created this shopping holiday in 2010 in an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong. Held the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting the millions of small businesses that create jobs and boost the economy. For businesses, it is a great opportunity to gain new customers, grow sales and carry momentum into the holiday shopping season. While shopping is the main focus of this holiday, it is not a necessary component. People who want to acknowledge this day can do so by promoting it on social media or recommending your favorite small business to your friends and family.

    Join the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce as we promote Small Business Saturday throughout our community. On November 30, 2019, embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. Shop at local businesses in the Heart of Wisconsin area, upload a #ShopSmallSelfie to Facebook, participate in our Passport Program, and receive a chance to WIN Gift Certificates and the GRAND Prize Basket.

    Begin your Small Business Saturday shopping spree by stopping by the Welcome Station at Dunkin from 8:30 am to 10:00 am to pick up a passport, take a #ShopSmallSelfie, be treated to a mini donut and network with fellow shoppers, Heart of Wisconsin Staff and Ambassadors.

    The Heart of Wisconsin Small Business Saturday Passport will give you multiple chances to win prizes along the way. Here is how you enter to win… stop and shop at a minimum of three businesses and get your passport stamped/signed. Prizes consist of restaurant gift cards and the GRAND Prize Basket (consisting of items donated by participating businesses).
    Passports will be made available at all participating businesses on November 30. Once you complete your Passport return it to the last business you visited. Winners will be notified and announced on the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page on Wednesday, December 4. Passports will only be stamped/signed on Saturday, November 30. 
    Participating Businesses
    • Avenue 3 Shoppe & Studio (formerly Cropportunities2)
    • BowWow Meow Boutique
    • CHI Décor Shoppe
    • Chips Hamburgers 
    • Daly Drug
    • Dunkin’
    • Home Furniture
    • Hometown Pharmacy
    • Jennings & Co.
    • Local on 1st
    • Milkweed Market
    • Paul Gross Jewelers
    • Rubi Reds
    • Rustic Redefined
    • Sears Hometown Store
    • Shoe Sensation
    • Sportsman’s Pub & Grill
    • Sweat Tea Clothing
    • Trading Post
    • Your CBD Store
    For updates on the Heart of Wisconsin Small Business Saturday Promotion visit wisconsinrapidschamber.com or follow the Facebook Event Page.

    Milkweed Market #ShopSmallSelfie 2019
    Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic membership organization comprised of non-profit, educational, government, and small and large businesses. The Heart of Wisconsin sends a strong message that businesses who want to be engaged in the chamber are welcome to get involved, support each other and be part of the Chamber Power that grows in our community when businesses work together. Our vision is to provide exceptional value to all existing and new businesses with the goal of providing leadership and support to an engaged business community.
    Serving the communities of Biron, Grand Rapids, Nekoosa, Pittsville, Port Edwards, Rome, Rudolph, Saratoga, Vesper, Wisconsin Rapids