The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce decreeing November 25, 2017 as Small Business Saturday in Hernando County.
This proclamation recognized “Small Business Saturday” on Saturday, November 25, 2017, which is a shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce received this proclamation in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hernando County Government, Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitor’s Bureau, the City of Brooksville, Brooksville Main Street, and the Brooksville Vision Foundation in support of Hernando County’s locally owned small businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy and preserve our neighborhoods.
- Small businesses have consistently played a major role in economic growth because they create so many jobs.
- Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40% of all American retail jobs.
- Over 95 million people went out to shop small on Small Business Saturday last year.
- Spending on the holiday reached $16.2 billion – that’s a 14% increase from past years.
When planning your shopping holiday, remember to #ShopHernando #HernandoChamber as we celebrate the small businesses as they are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together.
For more information on Small Business Saturday or the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, visit www.hernandochamber.com or call 3522-796-0697 #LiveShopPlayHernando
For more information, call (352) 796-0697, or visit www.hernandochamber.com.
Bruce Gimbel, Jericho Road Ministries; Catherine Reeves, Rising Sun Bistro & Market; Barbara Manuel, WWJB Radio; Angie Bonfardino, United Way of Hernando County; Dawn Badami, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce; Teri Nichols, Spherion Staffing & Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Donna Burdzinski, Pasco-Hernando State College; Diana Burmann, Transformed Treasures; Commissioner John Allocco, Hernando County Board of County Commissioners; Tammy Heon, Florida’s Adventure Coast-Tourism; Ryan Malloy, Brooksville Main Street