The United Way of Marquette County has come up with a unique way for you to help out with their fund raising by simply shopping at some of your favorite stores and shops in Marquette.  It’s called “Business Day for the United Way” and is being held this Friday.  Here’s more about this effort from the United Way of Marquette County:


takes place on Friday, November 26, 2010. A small group of downtown business owners decided to bring the Marquette businesses together to help improve our community through the support of the United Way. Each business will run some type of special fundraiser or donate a portion of sales for the day to the United Way of Marquette County. Some of the businesses are having special fundraisers from “Black Friday” through Christmas. Please check out the following businesses to see how you can help them help United Way:

  • Art UP Style – 130 W. Washington
  • Bountiful Balloons & Events – 121 W. Washington
  • Business Network International – Pioneer Chapter
  • Dead River Coffee – 119 W. Baraga
  • Donckers – 137 W. Washington
  • Downtown EyeCare – 131 W. Washington
  • Downwind Sports – 514 N. Third
  • Essential Kneads Massage Therapy – 220 W. Washington
  • Farmer Q’s Market – 219 W. Washington
  • Gamers Galaxy – 121 W. Washington
  • Garden Bouquet & Design 130 W. Baraga
  • HOTplate – 153 W. Washington
  • Huron Earth Deli – 425 S. Third
  • Marquette Food Co-op – 109 W. Baraga
  • Richardson Jewelers – 153 W. Washington, Suite B
  • Ringside Fitness – 101 S. Third
  • Salon Salon – 147 W. Washington
  • Silver Crow – 201 S. Front
  • Washington Shoe Store – 135 W. Washington
  • Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers – 118 W. Washington

Give Thanks Business Day for United Way will kick off the “Coffee Days for United Way,” which will take place at several Marquette County restaurants and cafes between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Northland Pub, Capers Restaurant, Beanarella’s Coffeehouse and the MidTown Bakery and Cafe will donate a portion of the proceeds from coffee sales on Saturdays.

The money raised from these fundraisers will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations that provide essential services for the people of Marquette County. The United Way sincerely thanks all of these businesses as well as Jenny Webb from Downtown EyeCare, Jen Ray of Donckers and Kim Smith Potts of Garden Bouquet & Design for their hard work organizing this event.

For more information, please call the United Way office at (906) 226-8171.