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Small Business Saturday Gains Momentum in Riverside County with Board of Supervisors Proclamation

Tue, 07/11/2023 - 04:00

Small Business Saturday, a nationally recognized shopping event, is set to take place this year on November 25th. Riverside County is taking the initiative to further emphasize the significance of shopping local and supporting small businesses. Today, on November 7, 2023, a proclamation recognizing the importance of small businesses in Riverside County was presented at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting. Two Riverside County small businesses were present to accept this proclamation. Cesar Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer of Jimenez Mexican Foods, and Leticia & Oscar Davila, Owners of Eastbrew Café, graciously accepted the proclamation. The proclamation recognizes the invaluable contribution of small businesses to the county's economy and quality of life and symbolizes the County’s commitment to small businesses and the partnership between local entrepreneurs and the county's leadership.

"We are thrilled to see the Riverside County Board of Supervisors once again acknowledge the vital role of small businesses in our county, which make up 96.4% of our nearly 77,000 businesses", said Suzanne Holland, Director for the Riverside County Office of Economic Development. "This proclamation not only underscores the importance of supporting small businesses but also serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of our local entrepreneurs."

Small Business Saturday is a fantastic opportunity for residents to explore the diverse offerings in Riverside County, discover new local shops and eateries, and find unique gifts for the holiday season. By choosing to shop local, residents can have a direct and positive impact on Riverside County’s economy, creating jobs, stimulating economic growth, and adding character to our communities.

“As a small business owner, I understand firsthand the trials and triumphs that come with building and sustaining a business,” said Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington. “Small Business Saturday is more than just a day of transactions; it's a celebration of the dreams, hard work, and aspirations.”

“As a former small business owner, I recognize the immense value and dedication that these enterprises bring to our county's economic landscape,” said Second District Supervisor Karen Spiegel. “Small Business Saturday is not just a day; it's a testament to our collective support for the backbone of our community.”

Key highlights of Small Business Saturday in Riverside County:

  • Job Creation - Small businesses are the backbone of job creation. By shopping locally, you're helping to maintain and create job opportunities in Riverside County.
  • Support Local Economy - Every purchase made at a small, locally-owned business keeps money within the community, benefiting the local economy.
  • Community Building - Supporting small businesses fosters a sense of community and connection, making Riverside County and its communities a better place to live and work.
  • Unique Finds - Local businesses often offer one-of-a-kind products and services that you won't find anywhere else, making for memorable and thoughtful gifts.

Riverside County residents are encouraged to share their Small Business Saturday experiences on social media using the hashtag #ShopRiversideCounty. By spreading the word about the importance of shopping local and the amazing offerings within Riverside County, we can ensure that Riverside County's small businesses continue to thrive.

This Small Business Saturday, remember to shop local and shop Riverside County. Your support will make a world of difference to our small businesses and communities. Together, we can build a stronger and more prosperous Riverside County.

For information about small business resources please reach out to the Riverside County Office of Economic Development at 951.955.8916 or [email protected].


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