Council Proclaims Nov. 28 ‘Small Business Saturday’

Councilor James Chrobocinski reads the proclamation on behalf of Council this evening declaring Nov. 28 as ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Los Alamos County. Print Screen/LADP

Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge thanks the Council for proclaimimg Saturday, Nov. 28 as ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Los Alamos County and commented that 60 some local businesses are involved in this year’s event, which runs Nov. 28 through Dec. 6. Print Screen/LADP

Small business owner Katie Brousseau of Warm Hearts Yarn thanks Council for issueing the proclamation and for the attention they are placing on small businesses in Los Alamos. Print Screen/LADP

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski on behalf of the Council issued a proclamation this evening declaring Saturday, Nov. 28 as “Small Business Saturday” in Los Alamos County.

Chrobocinski presented the proclamation to Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge.

WHEREAS: Our local government celebrates our small businesses and the contributions they give to our local economy and community; according to the national Small Business Administration, there are 27.9 million small businesses in the U.S. that represent 99.7 percent of American employer firms, creating more than two-thirds of the net new jobs, and generating 46 percent of private gross domestic product, as well as 54 percent of all U.S. sales; and

WHEREAS: Small businesses employ over 55 percent of the working population in the United States; and

WHEREAS: 89 percent of consumers in the U.S. agree that small businesses contribute positively to the local community by supplying jobs and generating tax revenues; and

WHEREAS: 93 percent of U.S. consumers agree that it is important for residents to support the small businesses that they value in their community; and

WHEREAS: We support our local businesses – they create jobs, boost our local economy and enhance our downtown areas and neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS: Advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations across the country have traditionally endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as “Small Business Saturday,” and the Council wishes to endorse this event;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Saturday, November 28, 2015 as “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” in Los Alamos County, and urge our residents to support small businesses and merchants by shopping locally on this day, as well as throughout the year.