FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 22, 2016—Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will make official the state’s recognition of November 26 as Small Business Saturday at an event in Albuquerque, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, at 10 a.m.
Joining Sanchez will be Minda McGonagle, New Mexico state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest and leading small-business association. NFIB is a partner again this year with American Express in a national campaign to promote Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. For many small businesses, the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are a crucial period that could determine whether they are profitable for the year.
Last year, according to the post-holiday survey released by NFIB and American Express, 95 million Americans reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, and they spent more than $16 billion, an increase of 14 percent from the previous year.
“We’re glad to have Gov. Suzanna Martinez and Lt. Gov. John Sanchez join in the promotion of Small Business Saturday,” said Minda McGonagle, NFIB’s New Mexico state director. “The state’s involvement helps amplify the importance of spending some of your holiday dollars with the mom-and-pop enterprises that gave most of us our first jobs and employ many of our neighbors.”
Small Business Saturday Proclamation
Wednesday, November 23
2665 Louisiana Blvd NE
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/New Mexico