On Saturday, St. Clairsville’s downtown shops will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of Small Business Saturday. This event encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses as the Christmas season approaches. It is an opportunity to keep the small businesses running and to get some holiday shopping done.
Kathy Wood, a vendor at the Melting Pot Marketplace, expressed the challenges that small businesses face in competing with larger retailers. She emphasized the importance of supporting small businesses, especially in a small town like St. Clairsville, where they are an integral part of the community’s fabric.
The Melting Pot Marketplace, along with other downtown shops, is looking forward to an eventful weekend with the support of the community. As a new store this year, they are excited to participate in Small Business Saturday and showcase what they have to offer to local shoppers. It is an opportunity for the community to come together and show their support for small businesses in the area by shopping locally and keeping them thriving during the holiday season.