posted on November 22, 2011 08:36
Town of Huntersville
Small Business Saturday Proclamation
WHEREAS, the Town of Huntersville believes that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together. And, according to the Unites States Small Business Administration, there are currently 28 million small businesses in the United States last year and small businesses created 65 percent of net new jobs over the past two decades.
WHEREAS, 99% of US consumers agree it is important to support the small businesses they value in their communities and 90% are willing to pledge to support for a “Buy Local” small business initiative like Small Business Saturday,
WHEREAS, the Town supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy and preserve our neighborhoods,
WHEREAS, advocacy groups and public and private organizations across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday,
WHEREAS, residents of our community, and communities across the country, are being asked to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jill Swain, Mayor of the Town of Huntersville, do hereby proclaim November 26, 2011 as:
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Town of Huntersville to be affixed this 21st day of November 2011.
Jill Swain, Mayor
November 21, 2011