New Port Richey, Florida – The City of New Port Richey is proud to support Small Business Saturday 2014 on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The City issued a proclamation in support of Small Business Saturday at its regular meeting on October 21, 2014 Mayor Rob Marlowe said, “It is vitally important for our city’s continued growth that our residents support our locally-owned businesses.” Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small BusinessSaturday is a day to celebrate and support the small independently-owned businesses that help boost local economies across the country. The Mayor continued, “Our local businesses are the key to strengthening our economy and we must all do our part to support all that they do.”
This year marks the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the busy holiday shopping season for small, independently-owned businesses. In 2013, millions of consumers shopped at independently-owned small business spending $5.7 billion on the day – up from $5.5 billion in 2012.
For more information on Small Business Saturday 2014 including a list of cities participating in the event, please visit their website at www.shopsmall.com. For more information on the City of New Port Richey, please visit our website at www.citynpr.org.