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Botetourt County Board of Supervisors Recognizes Small Business Saturday

November 29, 2021

The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors released a resolution supporting Botetourt Business and celebrating 2021’s Small Business Saturday which took place this past weekend.  Here is the full resolution:


WHEREAS, Botetourt County believes that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together; and


WHEREAS, small businesses employ 90 percent of the employees in the private sector in Botetourt County;


WHEREAS, Botetourt County supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our neighborhoods; and


WHEREAS, a majority of consumers agree it is important to support the small busi­nesses they value in their communities; and


WHEREAS, the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce, along with advocacy groups and public and private organizations across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday; and


WHEREAS, residents of our community, and communities across the country, are being asked to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Satur­day and throughout the year;


NOW, THEREFORE, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors do hereby pro­claim November 27, 2021, as:


“Small Business Saturday”


And that Botetourt County:


  • supports the designation of a “Small Business Saturday”; and
  • supports efforts—
      • to encourage consumers to shop locally; and
      • to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses and the impact of locally owned small businesses on the economy of Botetourt County.