Chamber kicks off 'Small Town Saturday'

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


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On Nov. 30, for the first time, De Smet Area Chamber of Commerce will join other small towns across the country in celebrating small-town businesses with its “Small Town Saturday” promotion. The event will entice shoppers to holiday shop in De Smet on Black Friday and the following Saturday.


“If you don’t support local business, local business can’t afford its employees,” said chamber Vice President Patti Ward. “If local residents aren’t working, they can’t buy goods in town. The local economy begins to collapse.


De Smet Area Chamber of Commerce President Chad Kruse said, “The goal is to make customers realize how important it is to support your local businesses.”


Ward’s Store and Bakery is offering a free bread and soup luncheon for customers who are downtown shopping in De Smet during the event.


After the lunch, progressive drawings will be held to determine up to 10 winners of $100 in De Smet bucks. If a winner is not present at the time of the drawing, that $100 will be added to the next drawing. $1,000 total will be given away along with other assorted door prizes provided by local vendors.


“We always want our town to look good and continue growing,” said Ward. “Every dollar that you spend here, stays here, supports the local tax base and helps De Smet grow.”


David Tritle


The De Smet News

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