November 26, 2022
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Saturday in the Lenoir. Come to town, get a bite to eat, and pick up some holiday gifts from our local small businesses!
Mayor Joe Gibbons, on behalf of the City of Lenoir City Council, proclaimed that Nov. 26, 2022, to be Small Business Saturday in the City. Read the full proclamation below.
Small Business Saturday 2022
WHEREAS, the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and
WHEREAS, according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the United States, small businesses represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, small businesses are responsible for 62% of net new jobs created since 1995, and small businesses employ 46.8% of the employees in the private sector in the United States; and
WHEREAS, 79% of consumers understand the importance of supporting the small businesses in their community on Small Business Saturday®, 70% report the day makes them want to encourage others to Shop Small®, independently-owned retailers, and 66% report that the day makes them want to Shop Small all year long; and
WHEREAS, 58% of shoppers reported they shopped online with a small business and 54% reported they dined or ordered takeout from a small restaurant, bar, or café on Small Business Saturday in 2021; and
WHEREAS, the City of Lenoir supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities; and
WHEREAS, advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations, across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Joseph L. Gibbons, on behalf of the City of Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim November 26, 2022, as
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
and urge the residents of our community, and communities across the country, to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.
This the 14th day of November 2022.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Local small business owners hold letters that spell out "Shop Small" in front of the Across the Grain sculpture in Downtown Lenoir, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.