Shop local, support our communities

To the editor:

During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by “shopping small” — patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most — our neighbors.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is once again partnering with organizations across the country this holiday shopping season to celebrate Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

By shopping small and supporting local business during the rest of this holiday season — and all year long — we can all help give millions of families the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

Steve Bulger

U.S. Small Business Administration

Atlantic Regional Administrator