November 22, 2016

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Shop Small this Saturday

Small Business Saturday is November 26

Washington, D.C. ?  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to shop at West Virginia small businesses this Saturday, November 26th in celebration of the seventh annual Small Business Saturday.

“Whether it’s a local coffee shop, a family owned bakery or a tech start-up, these small businesses are what fuels our economy,” Senator Manchin said. “Small businesses are the fiber of our communities and they are critical to our state’s economic success. West Virginia’s more than 120,000 small businesses make up an estimated 96 percent of our state’s economy. When these businesses succeed, our state sees additional jobs and community development. As a small businessman myself, I value the important contributions West Virginia’s small businesses make to our state, and I appreciate the many challenges they face. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for all West Virginians to show support for our small businesses. I encourage all West Virginians to remember to shop at our small businesses not just this Saturday, but for the entire holiday season and throughout the year.”

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 promote #smallbizsat, Senator Manchin visited a locally owned restaurant in Charleston last week and shops in downtown Spencer earlier this week.

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