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From left, Becky Evans, Counseling Assistant with MSU-West Plains SBTDC, Willis Mushrush, Business Development Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension in West Plains, Darrell Hampsten, and West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann. (ORN Photo)

From left, Becky Evans, Counseling Assistant with MSU-West Plains SBTDC, Willis Mushrush, Business Development Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension in West Plains, Darrell Hampsten, and West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann. (ORN Photo)

(West Plains) – West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann signed a proclamation on Thursday declaring Saturday, November 30 as “Small Business Saturday” in the city of West Plains.

Darrell Hampsten, the Coordinator for the Small Business and Technology Development Center of Missouri State University-West Plains, says that the day is held to celebrate the businesses that keep rural towns running:

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He says that keeping money local is extremely important, as recent studies have shown:

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You can find out more information on the Small Business Saturday initiative in West Plains by looking for the group “Shop Small West Plains” on Facebook. The Ozark Radio Network also reminds you to shop local this holiday season.

Some of the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday include:

Home Revolution (10-5)

Teachers Store & More (10-4)

Aid’s Antiques (8-5 and have open house with cider and cookies!)

Simply Chic & Wisteria (9-4)

Nifty Nook Ceramics & Hallmark Store (10-2)

Kloz Klozet (10-3)

Game Stash (10-6)

Frame Shop (10-3)

Jackie’s Goods & Gifts (10-4…extended hours!)

Decorations for Celebrations (9-5)

At Home Market (9-6)

Monty’s Outdoor (9:30-8)

C&K Clothing (9:30-8)

JB’s Healthmart (9-3)

Knockouts (10-4)

Lost Treasures (9-5)

All Pet and Equine Supply (9-4)

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