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National Small Business Week

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation annually for more than 50 years announcing this….

Next week, May 3rd through May 9th, we will celebrate National Small Business Week which recognizes the critical contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 50% of Americans either work for or own a small business. And small businesses and start-ups create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

The Cape/Jackson metro is home to many outstanding small businesses. Certainly, each of you has a favorite. Maybe it is a restaurant or bar, clothing store or antique shop, pet care center or nursery. Regardless, the choices here are plentiful. Take time next week and make a special effort to thank them.

And for you small business owners, I want to say thank you for your investment in our area and your commitment to your business especially considering the tough circumstances of the past 14 months. You realize it is all about excellent customer service and friendly talented people. Relationships still win the day – whether online or in person.

We are fortunate to have many small businesses with more than 25 years under their belt and we have many more headed that way. Thank you, small business family! You make this community very unique.