HARRISBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, is encouraging Southern Illinoisans to shop at local small businesses for Small Business Saturday, which is Sat., Nov. 25.
“By shopping local, we are investing into our own economy, and directly supporting Southern Illinois’ communities. I encourage folks to patron small businesses not only on Small Business Saturday, but year-round,” said Phelps Finnie. “My husband and I are small business owners, so I know that supporting small businesses is important, and shopping local is more beneficial for our communities as a whole. By buying local, we are supporting Illinois jobs, manufacturers, and employees, compared to big-name corporations that outsource their jobs overseas.”
Small Business Saturday is an annual event on the Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday, aimed at promoting local small businesses during one of the busiest shopping times of the year. Phelps Finnie is asking folks to consider shopping locally on Small Business Saturday to support Southern Illinois’ economy and small business owners.
“Promoting small businesses now is promoting future small businesses. Spending money locally are streamlined investments into our local economy, and that’s why supporting them is so significant,” said Kristen Shull, Administrator at the Saline County Chamber of Commerce. “Supporting small businesses is the key to helping our communities grow.”
For more information please contact Phelps Finnie’s constituent service office by calling 618-253-4189, or emailing RepPhelpsFinnie@gmail.com. Phelps Finnie represents all or portions of the following counties: Alexander, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline and Union.