Small Business Sales for Doty Island!

November 22, 2016

Imagine your neighborhood or city without any of its small, local businesses. What would be left? Let's take the time to appreciate our small businesses! This Saturday (Nov 26th) is Small Business Saturday.


We encourage you to stop by the following Small Businesses. Many of the retailers will have sales for you to take advantage of (make sure you tell them you saw this posting!), other businesses may not be open, but would appreciate your business.   



Club Liquor                            234 Main Street – Menasha               

Dave Magruder, CPA              180 Main Street - Menasha             

La Belle Maison                     220 Main Street - Menasha    

                                              30% Off one Christmas Item with mention of THIS AD!

                                              Good through this weekend only - Friday, Saturday, Sunday

                                              Hot Cider and Cookies          

Renewed and Reclaimed       216 Main Street - Menasha             

Wild Apple Gallery                   210 Main Street - Menasha  



Brazee’s ACE Hardware         516 N. Commercial– Neenah             

Corr Opticians, Inc.                250 1st Street – Neenah                     

Doty Island Dental                  151 E. Forest Ave - Neenah

Edward Jones                          307 N. Commercial - Neenah  

Kay’s Salon                               314 N. Commercial – Neenah           

Luigi’s Pizza                              332 Ahnaip Street – Menasha         

Mentz Orthodontics              151 E. Forest Ave – Neenah              

Shellattes                               330 N. Commercial – Neenah

                                               All Guests will receive a free cookbook.

                                               Plus we have other fun specials and treats.

                                               Get caffeinated and hit the shops!            

Vermicorp Organics               (920) 575-5956      



Melaleuca                            Renee Schmidt - (920) 427-8414 

                                            Anyone that becomes a Preferred Customer this month can do so for $1.

                                            Black Friday deals going on now for Preferred Customers.

Natural Therapeutics           Emily Ilg - (920) 720-3096

Stumps B Gone                   Brian Smith - (920) 359-0176

Tastefully Simple                Jennifer Konitzer - (920) 279-1119


Small Business Saturday, a nationally recognized holiday (since 2011), is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It has now become a tradition – encouraging holiday shoppers to support local brick-and-mortar businesses rather than big box brands or online-only stores.


Originally conceived and promoted by American Express back in 2010, Small Business Saturday last year alone attracted more than 88 million people to “shop small.” But what exactly are the benefits of shopping small, and why should you do it on Small Business Saturday, and every day? Here are some huge reasons:


1. Small businesses give back (more) to your community

When you support a local business, you’re also supporting Neenah, Menasha, and Doty Island!


Businesses pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. The tax money paid is used to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks as well as fund public service workers - like firemen. By purchasing at a big box store, that money is not benefiting your community at all.


2. Small businesses make a major economic impact 

The more you shop at a local store, the more potential job opportunities you could help them provide. More than half of the U.S.’s jobs since 1995 were created by small businesses


3. Small businesses provide better customer service 

Small business owners strive to survive and one of the biggest advantages they have over large retailers is the ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service.


4. Small businesses provide greater access to product diversity


Small businesses have just as much access to vendors as big box businesses. If a small business doesn’t have the products you want or need, ask them – they’re also usually much more receptive and willing to order them for you.



5. Small businesses create a sense of community 

You’re much more likely to get to know a small business owner in your neighborhood. 


6. You’re going to feel good

Would you rather feel the pang of guilt buying a lifeless burger at McDonalds, or be entirely satisfied with your delicious pizza from Luigi's? Become more involved in the small business movement! Shop small, of course! And not just on Small Business Saturday, but every day that you can.

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