November 24, 2015

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Shop Small this Saturday

Small Business Saturday is November 28

Washington, D.C. ?  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to shop at West Virginia small businesses this Saturday, November 28th in celebration of the sixth annual Small Business Saturday.

“We all know that small businesses are the engine of our economy, providing the goods and services we depend on every day,” Senator Manchin said. “From our family-owned restaurants and coffee shops, to the local convenience stores, West Virginia’s more than 120,000 small businesses make up an estimated 96 percent of the state’s economy. Their success is critical to staying competitive, creating jobs and moving West Virginia forward. As a small businessman myself, I understand the important contributions our small businesses make to our state and the challenges they face.

“It is important to remember that when you’re shopping at small businesses, you are investing back into the community this holiday season. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for all West Virginians and Americans to show support for our small businesses and our small business owners to help them prosper. Today and every day, I encourage all West Virginians to shop at our small businesses.”

Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010. It is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to promote shopping at small businesses throughout the country.

To find small businesses in your community to support this Saturday, please click here.