DES PLAINES, Ill. – As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off this weekend, state
Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is encouraging local residents to frequent locally owned
small businesses as part of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.
“When you support locally-owned small businesses, you’re helping provide our friends,
neighbors, and community with good-paying jobs,” Moylan said. “It’s important to shop locally
year-round, but it is especially beneficial during the holiday season when businesses traditionally
begin making a profit for the year.”
Moylan is working to provide small business owners the opportunity to compete with powerful,
multi-billion dollar corporations in promoting their businesses and ensuring that local dollars
remain in the community. Earlier this year, Moylan voted to require state agencies and
departments to prioritize American-made and Illinois-made products when making purchases,
which would help use tax dollars to create jobs locally instead of padding the profits of out-of-
state and foreign corporations.
A day that was first established in 2010, Small Business Saturday is an annual event to
encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small, local businesses. Small Business Saturday
succeeds Black Friday, and calls on residents to support these businesses through the course of
their holiday shopping.
According to the American Independent Business Alliance, every dollar spent at a small business
can bring $3.50 into the local economy, which is why Moylan is encouraging residents to shop
“This year, I fought to make it a priority for Illinois taxpayer dollars to go towards supporting
Illinois and American businesses and products,” Moylan said. “I will continue pushing economic
reforms that help lift-up the middle class and create local jobs.”
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