Indeed, Jim Thorpe is a small town. But even in small towns there are very few places you can go where a chain store isn’t an “anchor” of the town or its landscape. But , Jim Thorpe is different. Every major business in our small town is truly a Mom & Pop (Subway is nationally known, but as a franchise that is individually owned, still counts!). Even our largest hotel is family owned and operated, the Inn at Jim Thorpe. Just about the ONLY operation in town that can be considered a large chain is the Turkey Hill Gas Station. That doesn’t just apply to the tourist side of town either, because all the business on the other side of town are also individually owned including Jim Thorpe Market, a grocery store just over the bridge.
So, in our new video blog (vlog) series counting down the top 10 reasons to book a wedding in Jim Thorpe, here is our first installment and our #10 Reason to Book a Wedding in Jim Thorpe: You’re helping to support Mom & Pops.