By Daisy Gibbons, WV News
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Local economic officials and business owners are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, held Nov. 25 this year.
Officials are finding creative ways to help residents consider supporting local small businesses.
“West Virginia is largely made up of small businesses, and they are the heartbeat of our community and the engine force behind our economy,” said Kaylin Jorge, director of communications for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
“I think overall, Small Business Saturday is a very big day for our small mom and pops,” said Tina Shaw, president of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s really a day that the business community promotes everyone to shop small and stay in their community for their holiday shopping.”