Support our local small businesses

Published 7:50 am Friday, May 5, 2017

This week is National Small Business Week. Since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation recognizing the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Small businesses form the backbone of the community, and we appreciate all those who step up as entrepreneurs to start new business ventures.

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This region has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and it is always exciting to see the success of companies that started small and now sell their products or services in multiple states.

We encourage people to support local small businesses this week, whether it’s a restaurant, retail store or other company.

As they grow, so does our community.