Shop Saturday to Support Redmond Businesses
Mayor’s Proclamation presented at Council Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Redmond, WA – Mayor John Marchione will proclaim November 24, 2012, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, as Small Business Saturday in Redmond.
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating the small businesses in our community. The City of Redmond has signed on to participate in the national campaign started by American Express in 2010 which gives small businesses more recognition on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
“By supporting Redmond’s small businesses, shoppers will boost our local economy and help create and maintain jobs in Redmond”, states Marchione. “I’m proud to support Small Business Saturday and I encourage all residents, employees and visitors to shop small on November 24 in support of our wonderful Redmond merchants”.
At the November 20 Redmond City Council Meeting, Mayor Marchione will explain that small businesses nationally represent 99.7% of all businesses having employees, they employ 50% of the employees in the private sector, generate 60-80% of new jobs annually, and that 99% of Americans agree that it’s important to have small businesses in a community.
To shop small in Redmond, find a directory of Redmond businesses and discounts at www.thinkredmond.com.