Santa Downtown – December 7, at Horizon Book Store, 11-2, sponsored by Mercantile Bank. Merry Christmas from your downtown locally owned stores! Come on downtown and enjoy skating and frolicking at the Cadillac Commons, shopping on Mitchell Street and lunch or dinner at one of our restaurants!!
Remember of $100 spent in a locally owned store, over $80 of that is recirculated into the local economy thru the owners, employees and business expenses into other locally owned businesses like insurance agencies, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, media purchases, and donations to area charities. If you spend $100 at a box store, only $20 of that typically recirculates into our local economy, since those big stores use out of town service providers and donate a lower percentage of total sales to the local charities.