DelBene Marks Small Business Saturday
The Congresswoman shopped at small businesses in historic Snohomish to support the First District’s local economy.
SNOHOMISH – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today marked Small Business Saturday by holiday shopping at locally-owned small businesses in Washington’s First District.
“Growing up, my parents owned a toy store, so I know how important holiday shopping can be for a small retailer. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to show our support for local shops.” DelBene said. “By focusing on efforts that help our small businesses and local industries succeed, we’ll be able to create and grow more good-paying jobs for years to come right here in Washington.”
According to the most recent data from the Small Business Administration, Washington’s small businesses make up 98 percent of all employers in the state – more than half of the state’s private-sector workforce.
“Small businesses face many challenges, but are also uniquely able to innovate and adjust quickly to changes in the marketplace,” said Mary Pat, owner of Blanc and Rouge Wines, a shop DelBene visited on Saturday. “Supporting local businesses helps to build a sense of community and a thriving economy.”
Holiday shopping kicks into high gear following Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday was created after Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to buy from local brick and mortar businesses.
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