Support local at Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, Marshalltown Iowa
The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshalltown Central Business District are promoting Small Business Saturday to be held November 26, 2022. This national event was created by American Express in 2010, designed to encourage patrons to shop in their local communities to help boost the economy. Studies have shown that for every $100 dollars spent, $68 goes back into the community. Shopping local also creates jobs. 
The Chamber and Central Business District partnered with American Express as a ‘Neighborhood Champion’ for the Shop Small Campaign. With this campaign both organizations encourage the public to do holiday shopping at Marshall County businesses on Saturday, November 26. Many local retailers and restaurants will offer specials or promotions.
Participating businesses in Marshalltown include, BeMobile Verizon, Brit Marie’s Country Boutique, Brown’s Shoe Fit Company, Hellberg’s Jewelers, Oliver Beene Designs, Oliver Beene The Other Side, Pentz Appliance & TV, Smokin G’s BBQ Restaurant & Catering Service, Strand’s Flooring & Paint, T2K Nutrition, Taylor’s Maid-Rite, Tremont Grille, along with My Dinosaur Dreams in State Center.
The Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshalltown Central Business District encourage you to shop sooner and shop local this holiday season!

Plenty of fun outdoors in the winter

Judge Park in Marshalltown
Judge Park in Marshalltown

December might be a time when people start to hunker down indoors for the winter, but we don’t have to. Bears are meant to hibernate, not humans. There is still plenty of fun to be had outdoors in the winter in Marshalltown.

Go for a brisk walk on the Linn Creek Recreational Trail – yes, it is still there in the winter. One of the more beautiful places along the Linn Creek Recreational trail is Judge Park. When a light snow hits the gazebo there, it can really be a special location.

Sledding is a favorite seasonal activity that can bring young and old together- sometimes on the same sled. Two of the more popular spots in Marshalltown are the Iowa Veterans Home (east side of the campus) and the hill at St. Henry’ Church. Please sled safely!

The trails at Grimes Farm can also be refreshing in the winter. Things just look a little more serene and calm with a light coat of snow on them. Be on the lookout for snowshoeing opportunities offered by the Marshall County Conservation Board.

So, bundle up, head outside and make your own footprints in the snow. You’ll have so much fun you will wonder what took you so long to enjoy this season.