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Posted on: November 26, 2022

November 26 designated as Small Business Saturday

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The government of Greenwich, CT, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and

WHEREAS, According to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the United States, they represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, and they are responsible for 62% of net new jobs created since 1995. Small businesses employ 46.8% of the employees in the private sector in the United States; and

WHEREAS, 79% of consumers understand the importance of supporting the small businesses in their community on Small Business Saturday®, 70% report the day makes them want to encourage others to Shop Small®, independently-owned retailers, and 66% report that the day makes them want to Shop Small all year long; and

WHEREAS, 58% of shoppers reported they shopped online with a small business and 54% reported they dined or ordered takeout from a small restaurant, bar or café’ on Small Business Saturday in 2021; and

WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities; and

WHEREAS, Advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations, across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

NOW, THEREFORE, l, FRED CAMILLO, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do
hereby proclaim Saturday, November 26, 2022 as
Small Business Saturday

And urge the residents of our community, and communities across the country, to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.

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