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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith declares November 30th Small Business Saturday to support and celebrate local small businesses
By: Melissa Randazzo
11/14/13 1:10 PM

Nov. 14, 2013

Mayor’s Office
Melissa Randazzo
480-644-3219
melissa.randazzo@mesaaz.gov

Women Impacting Public Policy
Jason Lalak
(415) 434-4314
jlalak@wipp.org         

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith declares November 30th Small Business Saturday to support and celebrate local small businesses 

Smith joins mayors across the country to rally their communities around fourth annual Small Business SaturdaySM

Mesa, AZ – The City of Mesa today announced its participation in the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, serves as the traditional kick off to the holiday season for independent retailers and restaurateurs.

“I am happy to support Small Business Saturday in Mesa and I invite all residents to join me in shopping locally on November 30,” Mayor Scott Smith said. “Mesa small businesses are the backbone of our economy and have so much to offer holiday shoppers. I encourage residents to use this day to explore our local small businesses; you never know what you might find!”

American Express, founding partner of Small Business Saturday, created the day in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. Small Business Saturday has since grown into an annual celebration of the independent businesses that help boost our local economies.

Similar to last year, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a non-partisan small business advocate and operational arm of the Small Business Saturday Coalition, is rallying mayors across the country to show their support and encourage their local communities to “shop small” on November 30, 2013. 

In recognizing the importance of supporting independent businesses in Mesa, Mayor Smith issued a Small Business Saturday Proclamation.

“Last year, elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. championed Small Business as millions shopped small on the day,” said Barbara Kasoff, president of WIPP. “This year, we are urging mayors everywhere to get their communities excited about shopping at their local small businesses during this holiday season.”

Mesa small businesses will be offered toolkits and other resources to participate in Small Business Saturday by WIPP, on behalf of the Small Business Saturday Coalition.  Additional information about Small Business Saturday is available at: www.ShopSmall.com.

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About Small Business Saturday
November 30th marks the fourth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.

About Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 75 business organizations.  WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses. Visit www.wipp.org.


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