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Delco residents encouraged to support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

Delaware County Council joined Delaware County Chamber of Commerce President Trish McFarland during Council’s Public Meeting on Nov. 14 to announce Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday, held on Nov. 24 this year, is a day to celebrate and support small businesses. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express and was officially recognized in 2011 by the U.S. Senate.

Small businesses, which is defined as a business with under 100 employees, make up 98% of the economy in Delaware County. There are over 12,000 small businesses across Delco. They are the backbone of the American economy, accounting for more 99.9 percent of all U.S. business. Almost 60 million Americans are employed by a small business.

“Many Americans will be racing out in the early morning after Thanksgiving to find bargains on Black Friday,” said Councilman Brian Zidek. “In addition to, or instead of standing in line to find mega-deals we’re reminding residents to support local small businesses on Small Business Saturday. When you support small business you’re supporting your local economy, the national economy and your community.”

Many Delaware County small businesses will be participating in Small Business Saturday this year with special events and deals. A list of participating businesses can be found here:

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