Every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, cities across the country host Small Business Saturday. On November 26, 2016, Downtown Joplin will be hosting it! Do you have a small business/product/service but no storefront? Do you want to be involved but aren’t sure how? We’ve got you covered! In and around the downtown businesses will be plenty of pop-up shops just for you!

Business and Food Vendors! If you are a business and need a space for the event it is only $50 to use a 10×10 space inside a downtown Joplin storefront! If you are a food vendor $50 will get you an outdoor, street-side 10×10 space during the events!

Artists/Craftsmen/Makers This one is for you! For only $20 you get a 10×10 space inside a downtown Joplin storefront! How awesome is that?!

This is not only just a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the community, and vice versa, but this is also a chance for holiday shoppers to come and shop at small, locally owned businesses!

All you need to do is send an email to with your name/business name, contact information, and a description of your product or service!

There is going to be tons of fun activities and great food to take advantage of between stores!

The deadline to register is Friday, November 4th so make sure you register quickly because these spots are going to fill up fast! We cannot wait to see you all there!

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Did You Give Your 10?

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Answer 1: I forgot, but I’m ready.

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Answer 2: I’m on the fence.

It’s ok to have questions. Perhaps you’re wondering: Why should I support downtown?  
Here are just a few reasons:

  1. Jobs.  Downtown is home to some of the largest employers in a community.
  2. Local. Downtown supports the biggest concentration of locally owned businesses. Independent ownership keeps profits in Joplin.
  3. Downtown reflects Joplin. This is critical to business retention and recruitment efforts. When a professional or company is looking at Joplin for potential relocation, they look at quality of life.Included in quality of life is downtown — is it healthy and viable, or does it represent local disinterest and failure?
  4. Historic Preservation. There are a number of incentives to downtown development, including historic tax credits. Want to contribute to the environment and sustainability? The greenest buildings are already built.
  5. Downtown is unique. Downtown Joplin offers the most unique shopping and dining experiences in the region– Hackett’s Hot Wings, Red Onion Cafe, Instant Karma, Midtown Pizza Kitchen, Wilder’s, M&M Bistro, Sawmill BBQ, Club 609, Joplin Ave Coffee, Infuxn…(there are just so many to choose from and we haven’t even mentioned the night life!).
  6. Downtown is the historic core of our community. The downtown buildings hold our history and heritage. Our story is here.
  7. But most importantly, downtown provides a sense of community and place. It’s where we gather, where we celebrate, and where our traditions are carried out.

This is just some of what we love about downtown.

We are dedicated to creating a city that people love. We hope you’ll join us.

Thanks so much,

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