Schenectady County Legislature Declares November 30 to December 7 Small Business Week

Schenectady County Small Business Week

The Schenectady County Legislature adopted a resolution declaring November 30 to December 7, 2019 Small Business Week in Schenectady County.

The resolution highlights the importance of small businesses and encourages residents to shop at and support local businesses. Four million people are employed by small business in New York State, which makes up over 50 percent of the private workforce, more than the national average of 48 percent.

“There are so many great small businesses in Schenectady County,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “I hope residents throughout the County will join me in supporting our community by buying local this holiday season and throughout the year.”

“Shopping at small businesses is an easy way to invest in our area,” said County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Founder and Owner of Puzzles Bakery & Cafe. “Money spent at local businesses tends to stay in the community and creates even more business activity. I firmly believe that every dollar we spend as consumers is a vote that we cast for the kind of world we want to live in. I encourage members of our community to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday and regularly throughout the year.”

Chris DiCocco, chair of the Upper Union Street Business Improvement District said, “As we enter into the holiday shopping season, the BID applauds the Schenectady County Legislature for supporting locally owned businesses by declaring ‘Small Business Week’ throughout the county. Schenectady’s Upper Union Street is a thriving neighborhood filled with mom and pop shops that offer a variety of goods and services. By buying local, money spent at our businesses stays within our community and we encourage everyone to visit us during their next shopping trip.”

Follow Schenectady County on Facebook (@SchenectadyCounty) and Instagram (@schenectadycounty) for posts highlighting local businesses during Small Business Week.