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BLADE GATES: What Makes Small Business, Small Business?

BLADE GATES: What Makes Small Business, Small Business? ‘Small Business Saturday’ has become a national phenomenon. As a new employee with the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, I am always hearing the phrase, ‘every season is small business season’… and for good reason! When any business joins the Chamber of Commerce, they invest in the…

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DYLLAN WALKER: Winter provides downtime to enjoy Manistee’s amenities

It’s a great time to be a local in Manistee, Michigan. Following a busy summer and packed holiday season, we have a perfect opportunity to take some time for ourselves and embrace our community’s winter wonderland. From January to March, we see lower traffic, reduced business hours, only very little sun, and a lot of…

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CASSIDY JESSUP: Shopping locally in Manistee County has great impacts

It’s always Small Business season in Manistee County! Don’t miss out on the magic of traditional Christmas shopping – and the small businesses across the county have you covered.  Not only is there a gift for everyone, but you’re also supporting your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping locally. When they thrive, we all thrive.…

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