New York Metro Area SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) reminds Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City residents to shop local this holiday season, especially this coming weekend leading up to Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.
Shoppers can look for local businesses displaying the SCORE #SmallBiz sticker, which shows it is one of the 28 million small businesses supporting communities, local economies and families across America. Shoppers are encouraged to utilize the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media sites to show your support for Small Business Saturday.
“Small Business Saturday represents a fantastic opportunity for our small businesses to garner attention in their communities thus driving their holiday sales and raising awareness of the importance of shopping at local small businesses,” said Mark Rothenberg, Director, SCORE of the New York Metro area. “Shop local and support your community’s economy.”
This year marks the 4th annual celebration of Small Business Saturday– a day of expressing support for and encouraging patronage of small businesses across America. The holiday is celebrated the Saturday following Thanksgiving and is a response to Black Friday when consumers typically shop at large chain stores offering deep discounts.
For more information on becoming a SCORE small business, gain access to free advice and resources at www.NYMetroAreaSCORE.org or contact one of our local SCORE chapters:
Putnam Chapter 678
34 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY 10512
Rothenberg added, “SCORE works hard to support and improve local small businesses in the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City because we know they are the backbone of our local communities – and the American economy. Show your support for your community by shopping local on Small Business Saturday.”
SCORE exists to help small businesses start and grow through free expert business mentoring and low cost educational workshops. Since 1964, SCORE has helped millions of entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership. More information and FREE resources are always available at www.NYMetroAreaSCORE.org