Shop Small, Shop Local in Riverside County on Small Business Saturday bizhelp@rivco.org

Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized initiative that encourages consumers to shop at small, locally-owned businesses on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The County of Riverside is joining communities across the nation in recognizing Small Business Saturday this weekend on Nov. 25.

The County of Riverside celebrates small businesses throughout the year, recognizing the importance of supporting local businesses in our region’s economy. This past week the first floor of the County Administrative Center was filled with scented candles, jewelry and knits, among other unique products, giving employees and residents a convenient way to shop at mom-and-pop stores. A portion of the proceeds went towards the county’s employee giving campaign which supports area nonprofits.

“This was a huge success. It was an opportunity for vendors to network with Riverside County employees, build distribution lists and long-time customers,”  Tanya Harris, Riverside County assistant auditor-controller, said in a statement.

Small businesses in Riverside County make up 96.4% of the nearly 77,000 local businesses and generated $11 million in quarterly payroll. They are a key driver of Riverside County’s economy.

Board Chair Kevin Jeffries, First District Supervisor expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming Small Business Saturday, stating, “Our local businesses are the heart and soul of Riverside County. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for us all to show our support and appreciation for these entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to provide exceptional products and services.”

Small Business Saturday is an 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.

Riverside County residents are encouraged to share 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 in Riverside County. Local support will make a world of difference to our small businesses and communities. Together, everyone 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 bizhelp@rivco.org.

 

 

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