Mankato area residents are being invited to “Shop Small” this Saturday.


“This is really an opportunity to support local businesses,” said Greater Mankato Growth President Jessica Beyer. “There are about 50 participating businesses so that’s pretty incredible itself.”


Greater Mankato Growth President Jessica Beyer says there are incentives to shop locally.


“They’re having a passport this year,” said Beyer. “You get stamps for the passport and if you turn it in you have a chance to win a prize package worth over 100 dollars in the city center.”


Beyer says they will be giving away four such prize packages this year. Greater Mankato Growth representatives say Dozens of stores in the Mankato-North Mankato city center will participate from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., offering specials and events for shoppers.