Today is Small Business Saturday. Larissa Van Donselaar, Executive Director of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, encourages holiday shoppers to shop locally. She says several Knoxville businesses will offer discounts and specials this weekend. Some businesses that will offer specials include US Cellular, the Marion County Humane Society, The Next Chapter and Kone Korner will have gift certificates available as well.
It’s Small Business Saturday across America and an important day for local merchants. 30 stores in Pella will be participating in a punch card program that can be picked up at local businesses around town. Karen Eischen, Executive Director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce says that this year’s event is even more crucial with the disappointing weather and turnout at Tulip Time. She adds that many local businesses will also be offering additional incentives when you use your discounted Pella Bucks.