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Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center lends its support to Small Business Saturday
[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center lends its support to Small Business Saturday
By Lori Dugan
Thatcher, AZ—On behalf of Small Business Saturday, Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center (EAC SBDC) invites the entire community to participate in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 28 (the day after Thanksgiving), by shopping in local businesses.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2014, nearly 3,000 Neighborhood Champions—business associations and local chambers of commerce who commit to organizing events or activities to rally their neighborhoods for Small Business Saturday—rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by President Obama and other elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
“This is our fifth year supporting Small Business Saturday in Graham, Greenlee, and Gila Counties, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities,” said EAC SBDC Director, Kevin Peck. “According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms,” concluded Peck.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Facebook