Small Business SaturdayVILLA PARK - State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is encouraging local residents to shop and buy local this holiday weekend.

Cullerton hopes DuPage residents will take advantage of local stores on Small Business Saturday on November 25.

“DuPage small businesses are making investments in our communities,” Cullerton said. “As you kick off the start of the holiday shopping season, please remember to patronize our local businesses. Stop by the many wonderful locally owned businesses in our communities for convenient and unique items.”

In 2016, small businesses owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion on Small Business Saturday.

Cullerton reminds area residents that studies have found that for every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 goes back to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.

“Our locally owned businesses are helping fund our schools, pave our roads and offering good paying jobs,” Cullerton said. “Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to celebrate and support small, family-run businesses to help repay them for all that they do throughout the year to support our communities.”

Cullerton urges small businesses and future entrepreneurs to take advantages of state programs and support services through the Illinois Department of Economic Development. Interested and potential business owners may visit www.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance.

“Small businesses are the heart of our economy,” Cullerton said. “This weekend, keep your hard-earned taxpayer dollars in our communities. Don’t forget to shop local and buy local.”

In Illinois, 1.2 million small businesses employ 46 percent of the workforce.

If local residents have questions and concerns about resources available for businesses in Illinois, Cullerton encourages them to reach out to him by visiting www.SenatorTomCullerton.com.

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