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Belpre Chamber plans Small Business Saturday

BELPRE — The Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce is encourging residents and shoppers to experience all that the Belpre area has to offer at Shop Small/Shop Local during regular business hours Nov. 28 in the Belpre Area, Marietta, Parkersburg and Ohio 339 areas.

The Chamber partners with The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, Elite Signs and iHeart Radio for local publicity of the event, Karen Waller, executive director of the Chamber, said.

Chamber member businesses have been encouraged to offer specials that day or sponsor a drawing for a gift certificate or card usable at their location. Shoppers should watch for special Shop Small/Shop Local signs in front of Belpre Area businesses, Waller said.

More than 40 retail businesses, services and non-profits are joining as partners to encourage shoppers to investigate the retail, tourism and service stops to be found in the area.

Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses from across the Mid-Ohio Valley include Belpre Historical Society and Museum (open limited hours), Donato’s Pizza of Marietta, Burger King of Belpre, Wendy’s of Belpre, Fitness with Phyllis, Bob’s Market, Belaire’s Bistro, Unicorn Wine Guild, Belpre Aquarium, Back to Basics Log Cabin, Wendy’s of Belpre, Giovanni’s Pizza, Smitty’s Pizza, Peddler’s Junction, Givens Trading Post, Napoli’s/McHappy’s, Changed Plate at Memorial Health System (open Monday-Friday), Givens Trading Post, Comic Sense Comic Book Shop, Lupita’s Mexican Food Truck, Village Cakery, White Oak Pharmacy, Hickory Grove Market, Palmer Square Market, Hendershot Motorsports, Subway of Belpre, Main and Farson Street Car Washes, Deb Lorentz Photography, Belpre Furniture, Maka Mia Pizza of Parkersburg, Ohio Valley Timber Products, Zenergy Massage, Law Heating and Cooling, Wellness Sisters of Parkersburg, Napoli’s/McHappy’s of Belpre, Kroger of Belpre, Belpre Aquarium, Utah Dave’s Golf Shoppe, Unity Cafe and Crepary of Parkersburg, Irvine’s Camper Sales, Circa@The Elms, Sno Biz (open seasonally), Frostee Shoppe (open seasonally), Boxer’s Bed and Biscuits, Carpet Liquidators and Pioneer Clothing Care.

“The unity in our small and local businesses is amazing. Our Chamber has seen growth in that sector, both in membership and the strength of businesses supporting each other,” Waller said. “Together, the effort to remind shoppers of the advantages of local purchasing is stronger when we work as a unit with our partners. The current health situation makes it even more vital for us to support businesses who provide jobs plus safe shopping and eating environments. We remind everyone to Shop Small/Shop Local.”

For more information, call the Chamber at 740-423-8934 or check the Belpre Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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