Chamber Urges Choosing Local

If you were given $100, would you prefer to put it in your own pocket or someone else’s? Admittedly, most of us would like to keep the money ourselves.

That’s the same choice we face every time we choose a good or service. We can keep it local and put the benefit in the collective pocket of the Marshalltown area community. Or, we can choose to take the transaction elsewhere and benefit the checkbook of another community.

The next time you need a service (financial, legal, healthcare, etc.) or are making a purchase (auto, household goods, clothing, groceries, etc.), what will you choose? Will you keep your business in the Marshalltown area and benefit our local economy? Now more than ever, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce certainly urges you to do so. When we all pull together, Marshalltown thrives.

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Business Spotlight | Jack's Pho House

Business Spotlight | Jack's Pho House

The business spotlight for this month is Jack’s Pho House located at 10 West Main Street. The restaurant first opened in 2015 and features authentic recipes from Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. Jack’s Pho House meals are made to order with local ingredients. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday.

Darcy Maulsby recently wrote about Jack’s Pho House in her Travel Iowa article, “Experience a World of Flavors in Iowa.” Congratulations to Jack’s Pho House for the recognition of best places to experience ethnic flavors from Iowa's small towns!

Native Marshalltown owner, Wendy Mohler, and family operate the restaurant. In October they announced a discount for all Military, Senior, Marshalltown Police, and Marshalltown Fire Department members as appreciation to the community.

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Open for Business!

**Updated August 28, 2018**

The Marshalltown Regional Partnership has been sharing information via the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce page as businesses reopen. Here is a compiled list of businesses who have announced that they have re-opened after the tornado. Watch Facebook pages or try calling business numbers for updates. Keep in mind that businesses may be at varying degrees of operational. *We will update this list as the Marshalltown Regional Partnership receives notifications.

For downtown businesses, please park in public lots surrounding Main Street and walk to the establishment. Anderson Funeral Homes has also offered their parking lot to downtown visitors. #ThinkLOCALfirst and #ShopLocal matter more now than it ever has. Show our businesses that their blood, sweat, and tears these past few weeks are well worth the investment in our community! Walking a few blocks is worth the inconvenience when you compare it to the rebuild process these businesses are experiencing. #MarshalltownStrong

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