Small Business Saturday 2021 Proclamation

Small Business Saturday Proclamation  


WHEREAS, Small Business Saturday started in 2010 and has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season in the United States. Historically, projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday has reached an estimated $19.8 billion dollars over the past decade, according to the 2020 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey; and 

WHEREAS, according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 31.7 million small businesses in the U.S., and they are responsible for 65.1% of net new jobs created from 2000 to 2019; and

WHEREAS, small businesses employ 47.1% of all of the employees in the U.S. private sector; and 88% of U.S. consumers feel a personal commitment to supporting small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; and 

WHEREAS, 92% of small business owners have pivoted the way they do business in order to stay open during the past 18 months, and it remains critically important to support these businesses as they continue to recover financially; and

WHEREAS, the leadership and residents of Upper Darby are committed to supporting local, small businesses that create jobs, boost our economy, and preserve our communities; and

NOW, THEREFORE I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby, along with Township Council, do hereby proclaim November 27, 2021, as  

Small Business Saturday 

in Upper Darby and encourage all residents to recognize and participate in its observance.


Barbarann Keffer, Mayor

Upper Darby Township

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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