Let's talk about Small Business Saturday! The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the national campaign that American Express is advertising. We have partnered because our community is built on small business. All but a handful fit into the small business category. We appreciate having national recognition of the impact these businesses make to our communities, schools, economy, and fabric of our success and vitality.
Halloween is just around the corner, which means that in less than a week the holiday season will officially begin. With these beautiful crisp fall days I'd rather think about pumpkin patches and apple orchards than about December and the snow flying, but many shoppers have already begun their gift-hunting for their loved ones. In light of our current economic situations, many of us want to make mindful shopping choices and still get awesome gifts.