Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Manistee County

MANISTEE COUNTY — With the holidays just around the corner, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to think locally when choosing where to spend their money.

Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend nationwide, and here in Manistee, sales like these can help keep local businesses afloat.

According to the chamber, local small businesses “provide over 60% of all new jobs,” and are among the first people called up to “support local initiatives, nonprofits and youth activities.”

“We are supporting our neighbors, our friends and our community when you shop locally,” Jalie Mowry Lipa, owner of Revive and Refresh Aesthetics, said in a chamber of commerce newsletter.

To help keep money in the county, the chamber offers Manistee County Cash, a gift certificate program exclusive to local businesses.

Here’s how it works

The program allows people to buy a community gift certificate that can then be used at any of the participating businesses. The businesses can scan the Quick Response (QR) code on the certificate or use its six-digit code to apply it to a purchase. The full amount of the certificate must be used in a purchase, according to the chamber’s website.

The certificates are sold in $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30 and $50 options on the chamber’s website.

Certificates are sent via email and you can print or pull them up on your mobile device when redeeming.

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