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Small Business Saturday – November 29, 2014

 

Small Business Saturday

11.27.14

 

Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

2010

THE BIG DAY BEGAN

The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses, and started a holiday shopping tradition.

2011

(US Senate Officially Recognized the Day)

THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL 

From Washington, D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday.

2012

SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED THE DAY

American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day, helping them promote their business through free, personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web.

ESTIMATED $5.5 BILLION SPENT AT SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES ON THE DAY.

2013

NEIGHBORHOODS CELEBRATED THE DAY

More neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday, with individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions.

1,450+ NEIGHBORHOODS SIGNED UP TO RALLY THEIR COMMUNITIES

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/  

SPOTLIGHT – 2013 STENNIS INDUSTRY DAYS – THE BUSINESS OF DOING BUSINESS AT STENNIS SPACE CENTER

On February 27 and 28 businesses from across the US gathered for the 2013 Stennis Industry Days held at the IP Casino in Biloxi and hosted by the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology drawing over 300 attendees.

On Wednesday, the 27th, exhibitors and individual registrants were treated to a drive along the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast as they traveled to Stennis Space Center and the INFINITY Science Center for a tour sponsored by Jacobs – FOSC.  Jacobs has the Facility Operating Services Contract (FOSC) at Stennis Space Center.

“Industry Days is an important event which fosters better communication between Stennis organizations and local companies.   It is a great way to help small businesses learn about business opportunities at Stennis and at the same time help Stennis get a better value for each dollar spent,” states Ken Human, NASA’s Associate Director at Stennis. “I was impressed by the number of companies that attended and the diversity of companies looking to do business at SSC.”

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