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Sen. Tom Carper, SBA to Visit Sussex County Small Businesses to Encourage Shopping "Small"

Advisory Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020
Advisory Number: 
21-04
Contact: 
Jennifer S. Pilcher | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov
#ShopSmall on Saturday November 28

WILMINGTON, DEL. – U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and SBA Delaware officials will visit two Sussex County, Del., small businesses on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 to encourage shopping small on Small Business Saturday, through the holiday season, and year-round.  The visits will spotlight Small Business Saturday preparations and the Day’s local economic impact. 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, American consumers spent $19.6 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Behind that total spend were a 3 million year-over-year increase in number of consumers participating in Small Business Saturday and an almost $2 billion increase in total amount spent ($19.6 billion estimated for 2019 compared to $17.8 billion in 2018).

WHO:   

  • U.S. Sen. Tom Carper

 

  • SBA Delaware Director John Fleming
  • SBA Delaware Deputy Director John Banks

 

  • Delaware small business owners

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE:

                 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.                                  JennyGems

                                                                                          26850 Lewes Georgetown Highway

                                                                                          Harbeson, Del. 19951

                 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                     Buffalo Wild Wings 

                                                                                                      19930 Lighthouse Plaza Boulevard

                              Rehoboth Beach, Del. 19971

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Cosponsorship Authorization #21-2050-02. 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.