SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To support small business owners in our community, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 and is encouraging residents to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season.
“Many small businesses rely on revenue from the holiday shopping season to help get them through the rest of the year,” said Mussman. “This year has already been extremely difficult, especially for our small business owners who have had to temporarily close their doors to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Holiday shopping is an excellent opportunity to shop locally and help give back to our community.”
Mussman is recommending residents to shop locally on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, which was created to help small businesses compete with large retailers between the busy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Residents are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, and should explore supporting local businesses through online shopping when available. Shoppers going to retailers should continue to follow guidelines including wearing a face covering, frequently washing hands and practicing physical distancing.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and they have been hit especially hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” continued Mussman. “I encourage residents to consider shopping locally this holiday season to help support business owners in our community.”
Mussman represents the 56th District, which contains portions of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Roselle, Rolling Meadows and Palatine.