Ann’s Discount Center:
One-of-a-kind Shopping in Ketchikan
Annabelle and Jon Clark, long term residents of Ketchikan, saw a need in the community for a discount retail store much like TJ Maxx or Marshalls. It took just a little over a year to bring it all together and Ann’s Discount Center was open in mid-April of 2017. Although the inventory is always new and different, the store continuously carries a selection of clothing, household items, small electronics, bedding, pet supplies, luggage, boots, toys, and more with the goal being to provide a wonderful experience purchasing high-quality merchandise at a significant discount.
When Ann and Jon originally met with the Small Business Development Center’s Director Kimberlee Hayward in Ketchikan, they were on the final stretch: obtaining additional financing, implementing a marketing strategy and finalizing their merchandising process.
“The SBDC has been wonderful to work with. They have been involved in the whole process from my business plan, helping me to start a website, marketing, and advertising, to help me find the right funding for our business. We couldn’t have done it without their support and encouragement. I would highly recommend the SBDC to any other person wanting to start their own business. We would like to express our gratitude to the SBDC for everything they have done for us.”
It is Ann’s goal to be a shop that truly supports the needs of the Ketchikan community and for that reason, Ann’s Discount Center will hold merchandise until customer paydays and also do layaways.
Ann’s Discount Center is located above Frontier Shipping in the Plaza Mall and will soon have a website for online shopping. Visit Ann and Jon for all of your shopping needs today!