McDermed Encourages Constituents to Shop Small

Image result for small business saturdayThis Saturday, November 25th is Small Business Saturday. The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping time of the year and this new, unofficial holiday encourages people to shop small and support their local economy. At 99%, small businesses make up an overwhelming majority of the businesses in Illinois and employ an estimated 2.4 million people. Of the roughly 1.2 million small businesses, 311,609 are minority owned. 

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