Matthews recognizing Small Business Saturday | Mmhweekly

MATTHEWS – Mayor John Higdon has proclaimed Nov. 26  as Small Business Saturday in Matthews. 

A proclamation approved by the board urges residents to support small businesses on that day and throughout the year. 

Here is the resolution in its entirety:


Proclamation in recognition of Small Business Saturday

WHEREAS, the government of Matthews, North Carolina, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and 

WHEREAS, according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the United States, they represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, and they are responsible for 62% of net new jobs created since 1995, and small businesses employ 46.8% of the employees in the private sector in the United States; and   

WHEREAS, 79% of consumers understand the importance of supporting the small businesses in their community on Small Business Saturday, 70% report the day makes them want to encourage others to Shop Small, independently-owned retailers, and 66% report that the day makes them want to Shop Small all year long; and 

WHEREAS, 58% of shoppers reported they shopped online with a small business and 54% reported they dined or ordered takeout from a small restaurant, bar, or café on Small Business Saturday in 2021; and

WHEREAS, Matthews, North Carolina supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities; and     

WHEREAS, advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.         

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John F. Higdon, Mayor of the Town of Matthews, do hereby proclaim November 26, 2022 as 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY in the Town of Matthews and urge the residents of our community, and communities across the country, to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Town of Matthews to be affixed this 24th day of October, 2022.