U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, SBA Officials Visit Bethany Beach Small Businesses

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Advisory Number: 
20-3
Contact: 
Jennifer Pilcher | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov| 302-540-9198
Showcasing Small Business Saturday Economic Impact

BETHANY BEACH, Del. – U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and SBA Delaware District Director John Fleming join representatives from Delaware Small Business Development Center; SCORE; the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce; and state and local governments on Bethany Beach’s iconic Garfield Parkway Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., to call attention to the upcoming Small Business Saturday. Celebrated annually after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday highlights the impact of consumer support on small businesses. Last year, an estimated 104 million consumers nationwide shopped small on Small Business Saturday.

WHO:         U.S. Sen. Tom Carper; John Fleming, SBA Delaware Director; Delaware SBDC, Delaware SCORE, and Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce  representatives

WHAT:       Walking tour and small business visits along Bethany Beach, Del.’s Garfield Parkway

WHEN:      Tuesday, November 26, 2019  10:30 a.m.

WHERE:   10:30 a.m. – Bethany Beach Books (99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. 19930) Business tour & media availability. Opened in 1991, Bethany Beach Books is an independently owned bookstore, located steps from the Bethany Beach boardwalk.    

11:00 a.m. – Su Casa (101 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. 19930) Business tour & media availability. Open since May 2016, Su Casa’s Bethany location offers furniture and home accessories shop in a variety of styles.

11:30 a.m. – Tangerine Goods (101 Garfield Parkway, Store #8, Bethany Beach, Del. 19930) Business tour & media availability. This retail shop features a curated lifestyle collection of jewelry, accessories and gifts. 

Small businesses are the engine of our national economy. Today, there over 30 million small businesses nationwide, 82,121 of which call Delaware home. This year marks the tenth annual celebration of Small Business Saturday. For more information visit www.sba.gov/saturday .

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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. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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