Below are excerpts of a column called “Bill’s 2¢ worth” by Bill Fouch, editor of the Grant County Press:
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — “The national Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30, and shoppers are asked to spend at least that one day shopping locally…
… it’s the local businesses that sponsor little league teams, purchase the kid’s livestock at the fair, buy ads in sports programs and the yearbook, while donating to enough worthwhile projects, if listed, would fill this page.
“…In West Virginia, small businesses represent more than 96 percent of all employers.
“Add my voice to those who urge consumers to “shop small” at hometown stores and “boost the local economy.”