Friday, November 14, 2014

Support Small Business Saturday and dine local

With the holidays and Black Friday just around the corner, restaurateurs and retailers also are gearing up for Small Business Saturday.

Nov. 29 marks Small Business Saturday, the ceremonial kick-off to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States, and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) is, for the fifth consecutive year, supporting the initiative. The event was created in 2010 as a way to support local businesses, which create the majority of job opportunities, boost the economy and preserve communities around the country.

According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, small businesses have accounted for 64 percent of net new private-sector jobs since 2012.

“We are proud to recognize the important role restaurants and other small businesses play in helping to keep our economy healthy,” said Dawn Sweeney, the NRA’s president and CEO. “It is no secret the jobs they create and culture they instill are crucial to the well-being of our communities.”

Learn more about Small Business Saturday here.

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