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Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. History blurb behind Small Business Saturday Today is Small Business Saturday. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. 2. State Reps. call for Small Business Weekend Massachusetts State Representatives have taken SBS a step further. Representatives Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield), Stephen Howitt (R-Seekonk) and Betty Poirier (R-Attleboro…
Small Business Weekend is intended to recognize the integral role small businesses play in shaping our economy and encourage shopping at local businesses on “Main Street.”
Friday, November 23, 2012
State Representatives Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield), Stephen Howitt (R-Seekonk) and Betty Poirier (R-Attleboro) - members of the Small Business Caucus - are reminding local business owners and shoppers that as of 2011 the first weekend after Thanksgiving has been declared Small Business Weekend in Massachusetts. Barrows, Howitt and Poirier were pleased to co-sponsor the House Resolution establishing the Small Business Weekend. The resolution is intended to recognize the integral role small businesses play in shaping our economy, commend the positive impacts of small business in our communities, and to encourage shopping at local businesses on “Main Street.” Not only are three out of every four jobs in Massachusetts created by small business, …