As the weather has gotten colder, we have brought out the sweaters and have probably started planning for that Thanksgiving dinner we are about to prepare or enjoy elsewhere. The day after Thanksgiving means the start of holiday shopping.
Your local retailers and service professionals play an important role in Oshkosh’s economic development. You are investing in your city’s growth and vitality. There are so many unique retail stores in our back yard from consignment shops to boutiques to non chain type restaurants to your neighbor who specializes in electric and plumbing needs. Another way to help Oshkosh businesses grow is to purchase Oshkosh Chamber gift certificates which are good at hundreds of different locations in the area. They can be purchased in several denominations at a variety of financial institutions. They make great gifts and the receiver can use them at many Oshkosh businesses.
Your downtown businesses will be open Saturday, November 24 from 10:00-4:00 for Small Business Saturday. This is the perfect opportunity to buy local!
Holiday Open House is also Saturday, December 1 from 6:00-9:00 through the downtown Oshkosh. Gallery Walk will be going on with food and refreshments at area businesses along with horse carriage rides
FYI – Did you know that for every $100.00 spent at a local small business, that $68.00 returns to the community? Just one more reason to shop small and support your local economy.