NFIB State Director Rosemary Elebash was on hand today when Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday in Alabama.
“On behalf of our small-business members, I want to thank Governor Ivey for her support and encouragement of Alabama’s independent retailers and restaurants,” Elebash said.
“When you shop small, more of the money you spend stays in the community,” she said. “Small and independent business owners are among the most generous supporters of civic groups, local charities, youth sports, schools, and virtually every other form of community activity.
“Supporting these independent shops and restaurants is a great way for people to help their friends and neighbors and create jobs and opportunities here at home,” Elebash said. “We’re extremely pleased by the success of Small Business Saturday and by Governor Ivey’s commitment to Alabama’s small-business community.”
Small Business Saturday, which is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a day to celebrate and support the small, family-run businesses that do so much throughout the year to support our community.
The campaign to “shop small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving began in 2010 to help small businesses that were struggling to recover from the last recession. Since then, it has grown into a powerful movement to give back to the businesses that keep our communities vibrant.