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City’s Holiday Open House draws large crowd

Published 11:55am Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alexander City’s Holiday Open House this past Sunday was a big hit, according to Chamber President and CEO Marvin Wagoner.

“I think it was a wonderful success,” Wagoner said. “Every business establishment I went in was reporting excellent traffic and a lot of sales.”

Wagoner said he thought the “beautiful weather” and having the event later in the year contributed to the event’s success.

“I believe, particularly in retail, being closer to the beginning of December was a good factor,” Wagoner said. “I realize that some stores sell decorations and that the earlier date may be better for them, but I know of at least two that compensated by having a pre-holiday open house sale for that purpose. Both of them were open yesterday, and while I was in their stores they were very busy.”

Wagoner said the chamber plans to seek feedback from city businesses within the next week to see how business owners would like to move forward with the event next year.