There are nearly 28 million small businesses supporting communities, local economies and families across America.

Let's think about those businesses that are in the town/city where you live — those that employ your neighbors, contribute to the local economy and are a part of the community.

The business sections of the newspapers and media broadcasts are filled with the topic of the upcoming season of buying while major box stores, outlets. and other merchandisers are planning strategies to capture a larger part of this buying season.

Today, I want to urge you to thoughtfully consider your shopping experience and allow yourself to feel good about your holiday purchases when you shop 'small' on Small Business Saturday by supporting commerce and jobs in our community.

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