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Small Business Saturday set for Nov. 25

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Special day reminds residents to support local shops and service providers; taxes collected by local businesses are key funding source for city services, amenities

Citizens can recognize the importance of Roswell’s local small businesses by shopping at these establishments on Small Business Saturday, this Saturday.

While residents can support local businesses by shopping at those stores throughout the year, the City of Roswell particularly encourages people in and around the city to shop locally this holiday season. The long Thanksgiving weekend is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, and kicks off with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Promoted on a national level by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Saturday is designated annually as the day after Black Friday.

More local sales result in more local gross receipts taxes collected. Those taxes — collected on most items sold and services rendered — are the major funding source for the services and amenities the City of Roswell provides to its residents and businesses. The city uses the revenue from gross receipts taxes to operate everything from basic services such as fire protection, police, roads, parks, water and sewers to facilities like the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Spring River Park & Zoo, and the public library.

When Roswell residents choose to shop at local small businesses, they make an important impact in this community by supporting a cornerstone of the local economy. At the same time, strong numbers of customers patronizing local businesses encourage the entrepreneurial spirit that created existing businesses and can inspire others to be added to the community’s retail offerings.

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