Shop Local ‘May Madness’ event set for Saturday in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce’s May Shop Local Saturday, called “May Madness,” the first in a yearly series of Belpre Area shopper events, is set for Saturday, according to Karen Waller, chamber executive director.

The Chamber of Commerce with iHeart Media invites area shoppers to see all that the Belpre Area has to offer.

Hours for shoppers are each business’ regular hours.

The chamber’s Shop Local Committee is centering the promotion on the placement of special yard signs at retailers and restaurants and in strategically located areas to draw the attention of potential customers.

“We invite area shoppers to experience all Belpre has to offer on that day, watch for the signs, and stop, shop and dine, taking advantage of unique gift ideas, menu items and personal service from our businesses,” said Bobbi Davis, Shop Local Committee chairman.

Chamber members are encouraged to offer a special that day as an incentive to residents and visitors who spend time in shops and restaurants.

More than 30 retail businesses and services are joining as partners to encourage shoppers to experience the retail, tourist and service stops to be found in the area.

Similar shopper events are planned for the coming months, including July Jaunt out Ohio 339, highlighting shopping and eating experiences in that area of the valley’s business community, and Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30.

For more information, call Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-423-8934.