Ironton aLive announces Small Business Saturday, Business After Hours

November 9, 2018 GMT

IRONTON — Ironton aLive has two events planned for November to showcase local small businesses and facilitate networking among local business professionals.

The first event is Small Business Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at participating Ironton businesses.

Small Business Saturday is a national movement that encourages shoppers to patronize local small businesses following Black Friday.

Ironton aLive puts its own twist on the event by offering “Ironton Bucks,” which can be won by shoppers and used at Ironton businesses.

“Good deals will be offered and Ironton Bucks can be won by shoppers,” said Sam Heighton, of Ironton aLive.


“Start at the Ironton City Center with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Photos will be made with the little ones, Lawrence County Humane Society will be there again to wrap your presents. We will again have the trolley to move shoppers to different parts of town to shop. The CAO Elves will be at the Blue Bridge Cafe decorating cookies. Some retailers will offer snacks. Watch for the Small Business Saturday coupons in the Tribune Thanksgiving edition, or pick them up at participating businesses.”

Ironton aLive will then host Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Dicks Music in downtown Ironton.

“Lawrence County Commissioner DeAnna Holiday will be our special guest and will talk about the economic development in Lawrence County and Ironton, and the Lawrence County Land Bank Program,” Heighton said.

Hors d’oeuvres will be offered.