'Chocolate Walk' encourages customers to shop local
The Mandan Progress Organization continues to encourage businesses to open in the downtown area. Customers also had an incentive to participant with businesses.
People that downloaded an app and checked into at least five different businesses were able to enjoy food and win prizes for shopping locally.
"Well, I hope that this got our name out a little bit also because there's a lot of people that said that they've never been here before so that is great and I hope that we do it again," said
This is the first year the city held the event. 15 businesses participated and some store owners say the good weather brought more shoppers than Small Business Saturday.