Businesses gearing up for economic boost this weekend

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If you are headed to downtown Quincy this weekend, it is going to be very busy thanks to events like the Tin Dusters Car Show and the 24th annual Octoberfest Invitational Parade and Field Competition .

Quincy Chamber of Commerce expects hundreds of people from all over the Tri-States to shop at local stores and eat at local restaurants.

“I think it’s gonna be great for the economy, it gives people the opportunity to shop here, shop local, to enjoy the special things we enjoy here, the unique designs that are downtown, unique boutiques, we certainly have great places to eat,” Quincy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Latonya Brock said.

With the holiday season fast approaching, Brock believes people could be encouraged to come back if they have a great experience.

Melanie Aitken, owner of The Yum Factory,Inc on Maine Street, said they are prepared with extra staff to keep their shelves full and their customers happy.

“It’s fun for us, because we get to see all the cars, parades and all that fun stuff but having the people out walking is wonderful, the foot traffic is unbelievable,” Aitken said.

Aitken added aside from the weekend events, October is already a busy time for them because of Halloween.

For a list of events happening in the Tri-States click here.

Drew Brown

Drew Brown

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