FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016
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Supervisor Encourages Shifting Spending to Local Businesses this Holiday Season
Town sponsoring Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town of North Hempstead Business and Development Corporation (BTDC) and the Town Board are once again supporting Small Business Saturday and encouraging residents to shift some of their spending this holiday season to support local small businesses.
The Town is a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday which takes place November 26 and is a joint partnership between Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and the Small Business Saturday Coalition. This is a national effort to drive consumers to shop at local independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Supervisor Bosworth, the Town Board and the Town’s BTDC are taking the initiative a step further and are encouraging residents to consider spending around 10% of their holiday shopping at local businesses.
“The holiday season is the ideal time to support our local business owners and local economy. Making a small shift in your spending can make a big difference to our businesses,” said Supervisor Bosworth.
“Grab a friend and explore your local downtown stores this holiday season. Find something special and make that purchase because shopping at small businesses in your home town represents an investment in your local community. A small shift in your holiday spending to our local business owners, can make a huge difference when we decide to buy local," said Executive Director of the Town’s BTDC Kim Kaiman.
In 2015, 551 city, county and town officials joined together to support Small Business Saturday, including the Town of North Hempstead.
For more information on Small Business Saturday, please visit www.shopsmall.com
Town officials and several of the local Chamber of Commerce presidents join together to celebrate Small Business Saturday.