Gottheimer Celebrates Small Business Saturday, Encourages North Jersey to Shop LocalNov 28, 2020 08:35PM ● By Julie Maxwell Allen
U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part of Small business Saturday by visiting local Glen Rock small businesses alongside Glen Rock Mayor Kristine Morieko, Councilman Rob Dill, and members of the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded in 2010 by American Express, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
“Small businesses are the bedrock of our North Jersey community. They’re our job creators, the backbone of our economy, and I urge all of our residents to show their support not only on Small Business Saturday but also all year round especially during the pandemic,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) today. “In Congress, I’m dedicated to working across the aisle to lower taxes, cut outdated and unnecessarily burdensome red tape, approve another round of the paycheck protection program, improve access to capital, unleash more economic opportunity, and create jobs -- to continue making North Jersey a great place to live and do business.”
New Jersey has more than 860,000 small businesses, which makes up 99.6% of all businesses in the Garden State. 1.8 million people in New Jersey are small business employees, making up 49.6% of all employees within the Garden State. Furthermore, small businesses created 33,000 new jobs in New Jersey last year.
Congressman Gottheimers' office contributed to the article and the pictures.