Nov 25 2022
WASHINGTON––U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement promoting Small Business Saturday on November 26:
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the lifeblood of our communities. They employ our family members, friends and neighbors while also giving back and supporting initiatives that enhance our quality of life and strengthen our shared identity. This Saturday and throughout the holiday season, I encourage Arkansans to patronize the local retailers and service industries in their community and throughout our state. They deserve our support and business for the quality and commitment they demonstrate every day.”
In 2021, consumer spending at independent retailers and restaurants reached a historic high for Small Business Saturday as shoppers spent an estimated $23.3 billion at these establishments, up 18 percent from 2020.