Monday, November 22, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Once you've recovered from Black Friday, shake off the turkey-induced drowsiness and peel yourself off the couch so you can take part in Small Business Saturday! We all know how important small businesses are to every community; they're owned by your friends and neighbors and not by a giant corporation based in Dallas or Omaha. Every dollar you spend locally stays local and is spent again and again right here, instead of being sent off to Arkansas or the Cayman Islands.

There are too many small, independent businesses in Stamford for me to list them all - and that's a good thing! We haven't been overrun by boring, generic chains - let's do what we can to keep it that way. To quote The Office's Toby Flenderson, "If we don't patronize the only Syrian restaurant in town, there'll be nothing left but pan pizzas know, make-your-own-salads."

I encourage you to get out and shop at your local small business next Saturday!! Check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page for more information.

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