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Minerva to celebrate Small Business Saturday

MINERVA — On Nov. 27, Minerva will celebrate Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and ensure that communities stay strong and vibrant.

On that day, a wide variety of businesses throughout the village will be offering discounts, giveaways, door prizes, activities, and more. A map of all participating businesses, their hours, and special offers will be available at the businesses and on the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The first three customers at each location will receive a goody bag filled with information and treats.

Participating businesses are: Sphon’s CCW & Armory, Minerva Music Center, Hinton Primitives & Christmas Tree Farm, McDonald’s, Simply Scarves . . . and Such, Sandy Springs Brewing Company, Tropical Paradise Pet Store, Kishman’s IGA, Grinders Above & Beyond, Rae’s Jewelry, the Market Street Art Spot, C&E Surplus & More, ReUseables, Minerva Perk, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Pop-up shops, featuring handmade items from local artisans will be held in the Roxy Theatre, at SummerGirl Studio, and at 226 N. Market St., next door to Sandy Springs Brewing Co.

Anyone visiting at least six of the participating businesses, getting his map stamped or signed, and returning it to the Minerva Chamber office by Dec. 6 will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a Sandy Springs Brewing Co. gift card donated by Real Integrity Real Estate Services, a stocking filled with fishing and outdoor gear from Sphon’s CCW & Armory, and a pair of angels and an ornament from the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce.

Patronizing local shops and restaurants, as well as doing business with local financial institutions, farmers and home-based businesses benefits the community in many ways. A greater share of dollars spent in locally owned businesses stays in the local economy – as much as three times more than dollars spent in chain outlets.

Small businesses create local jobs, help to give Minerva its unique character, and build a sense of community. Minerva’s business owners play a huge role in the community’s quality of life, generously supporting schools, athletics, organizations, events, and those in need through fundraisers and donations. They often “do the right thing” even if it does not maximize profit.

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