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SBA Delaware Celebrates Small Business Saturday in Newark, Del.

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Advisory Number: 
Jennifer Pilcher ||(302) 494-0296
Newark, Del. Mayor, UD Mascot, Officials Join Small Biz Walking Tour Celebrating America’s Small Businesses

NEWARK, Del. —SBA Delaware Director John Fleming; Delaware congressional delegation representatives; Newark, Del. Mayor Polly Sierer; Del. State officials; Delaware Small Business Development Center officials; and University of Delaware mascot YoUDee hit Main Street Monday, November 19 to share the importance of shopping small this holiday season. Celebrated each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday highlights how consumers make a real impact in their communities by supporting small businesses. Last year, an estimated 108 million nationwide consumers shopped small on Small Business Saturday. 

WHO:          John Fleming, SBA Delaware Director

                     The Honorable Polly Sierer, Mayor of Newark, Del.

                     Sen. David Sokola (Del. SD 8)

                     Rep. Paul Baumbach (Del. RD 23)

                     Denita Thomas, Delaware Small Business Development Center Associate State Director

                     YoUDee, University of Delaware Mascot

WHAT:        Walking tour and small business visits along downtown Newark, Del.’s Main Street

WHEN:       Monday, November 19, 2018                               .

WHERE:     1:30 p.m. – Event Kick-off

                    Intersection of the University of Delaware’s Main Campus Green and Main St.

                       (Nearest GPS address: 45 E. Main St., Newark, Del. 19711)

                     Opening remarks and media availability.

                     1:45 p.m. – Lieberman’s Bookstore

                     (45 E. Main St., Newark, Del. 19711)

Business tour & media availability. This family-owned shop – located just off campus from the historic University of Delaware main campus since 1999– offers books, UD gear, clothes, gifts , and the like. 

                     2:00 p.m. – Rainbow Records

                     (54 E. Main St., Newark, Del. 19711)

 Business tour & media availability. This family-owned independent music store has been a Newark, Del. cornerstone since 1976. Offering vinyl records, turntables, CDs, cassettes, and the like, the shop is gearing up for ‘Record Store Day’ on Black Friday (Nov. 23, 2018), an international celebration of independent record stores including vinyl and CD releases and products made exclusively for the day.


                     2:30 p.m. – Caffe Gelato

                     (90 E. Main St., Newark, Del. 19711)

 Business tour & media availability. This award-winning restaurant includes a 1,500 bottle wine cellar with over 100 varietals and a bar. Caffé Gelato hosts luncheons, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and business events. In season, outside dining is available on the covered porch overlooking Main Street.

Small businesses are the engine of our national economy. Today, there over 30 million small businesses nationwide, 79,417 of which call Delaware home. This year marks the ninth annual celebration of Small Business Saturday. For more information on Small Business Saturday.



About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. 


Co-sponsorship Authorization # 18-2050-103. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.