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Small Business Saturday, Nov 26

At the October 25 City Council meeting, Mayor Dale Ross proclaimed November 26, Small Business Saturday in Georgetown.

Citing statistics regarding the success and crucial role of small businesses nationwide, the Mayor announced the “Go Big Shop Small Daytripper Style” theme, an homage to the very popular PBS show Daytripper hosted by Georgetown’s own Chet Garner.

Georgetown is home to more than 3000 small businesses, representing 60-80 percent of the job force. Nationally, small businesses outnumber big companies and represent nearly half of our payrolls.

Members of the Downtown Georgetown Association spoke on behalf of the many merchants and expressed their appreciation for the commitment and gesture on the part of the city “to amplify the excitement and support that the small business owners are feeling in Georgetown.”

Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is actually a trademark event for American Express and was first observed in Massachusetts in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Shoppers start their Daytripper-style adventure at the Visitors Center, 103 W. 7th Street, where they will snap a Daytripper photo to receive a free map of participating Shop Small merchants this will be key to revealing the secret word that will be an entry into the drawing for a prize basket.

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