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Shop Small Saturday 2022

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shop Small Signs

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) is coordinating another Shop Small Saturday celebration on and Saturday, November 25, 2022.  Stores will be open and have specials throughout Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

MVL-Shop-Small_vert smallDetails About Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Mount Vernon and Lisbon is part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign started by American Express.

“Small businesses, like small Iowa towns, are the back-bone of our nation and economy,” said Catherine Kennedy, Chair of the Mount Vernon project. “Support for small businesses and small towns is necessary now more than ever. Please plan on joining us on both November 6 and 27 to Shop Small and give back to our small businesses!”

American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010. This event encourages shoppers to support small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This single day is now a powerful national movement because more businesses and shoppers are participating each year.

More than 60 businesses in Mount Vernon and Lisbon have agreed to work together to support Small Business Saturday by offering special promotions, live music, specials and sales. 

About Mount Vernon

Historic Mount Vernon, Iowa, is home to 4500 residents, including1200 college students enrolled at Cornell College. Located in Eastern Iowa at the intersection of Highways 30 and 1, 20 miles north of Iowa City and 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids, it boasts a vibrant uptown business community with numerous antique and specialty stores, restaurants, coffee houses, commercial art galleries, and three National Historic Districts.

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

About Main Street

The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.


November 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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