BREAKING NEWS Authorities release names of 2 people killed in Dodge County crash Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Rochester Fire Department gets recognized for saving dog Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce helping local businesses grow

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a series of workshops for local small businesses

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 6:18 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.-You've probably noticed many stores are already setting out holiday decorations. From Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas.
With the holiday shopping season right around the corner The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a series of workshops for local small businesses to learn how to make the best of this busy time of year.

It's a movement to keep the spending money in the community. The Chamber held their first "Shop Local First" workshops. The goal, for small and local businesses to learn ways to effectively grow their customer base and experience in todays market.

“Really supports local jobs, it increases our tax base which increases the kinds of services we can offer from a ranging from students to seniors. It makes us a better community,” said Kathleen Harrington.

She is the president of the chamber. She says the holiday season is in full swing and right now is the best time for businesses to learn how to improve.

“This time of year, this quarter for many stores is about 30% of revenue for the entire year so the holiday season is very important,” she said.

The chamber is holding another workshop next month.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
20° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 8°
Albert Lea
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 9°
Austin
Overcast
21° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 12°
Charles City
Overcast
23° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 13°
Rochester
Overcast
21° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 9°
Sunny and cooler day for Friday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Judge halts Honken execution

Image

It's all for the coach

Image

Thanksgiving for $100 or less?

Image

West Hancock wins state

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 11/21

Image

Turkey Feast on a budget

Image

Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

Image

Eagles are State Champs!

Image

NIACC Funding Referendum

Image

MN Kindness Week

Community Events