MARINETTE — A meeting for small businesses will be held Thursday, from 6 to 7 p.m. at inVenture North, 1320 Main St., which is across from Ironworks Restaurant. The purpose is to gather small businesses from Peshtigo, Marinette and Menominee area to create a major media advertising plan.

The objective of the meeting is to work collaboratively and create a plan for the next 12 months. The meeting will begin with plans for Small Business Saturday, a national event held annually in November. Other events will be discussed including shopping events between now and Small Business Saturday 2019, as well as potential events next spring.