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Small Business Saturday—a reminder for residents to shop locally this holiday season Featured

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For retailers, the days after Thanksgiving have become some of the most important shopping days of the year. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, on November 28, the city of Menifee and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce encourage the community to participate in Small Business Saturday.  

Since 2010, Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This national initiative encourages shoppers to support local businesses in their communities.   

Shopping locally means choosing to make purchases and spend money in the community in which you live. In addition to supporting local businesses owned and/or operated by community members, every dollar spent in Menifee provides revenue to support city essential services.   

The city of Menifee currently receives one percent of the eight percent sales tax on purchases, which is added to the city’s general fund and is then invested back into the community. Sales tax revenues help pay for city services including a portion of public safety, parks, community services and road improvements, all helping to increase residents’ quality of life.  

 “On the heels of the favorable news about an 11.5 percent sales tax revenue increase for the second quarter of 2015, we encourage the community to continue supporting our local businesses,” said Economic Development Director Jeff Wyman. “In addition to improving sales tax revenue, our local businesses create jobs and are helping to establish community within Menifee’s neighborhoods. We invite the community to shop locally on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season.”  

Residents are encouraged to visit the shopinmenifee.com website for the Menifee Business Directory and free coupon section.  The Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, along with the city, invite residents to take a “selfie” in front of their favorite local business during Small Business Saturday and post it on social media using the hash tag #shopsmallbizMenifee. 

 

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