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Federal and Local Leaders To Visit Two Small Business To Highlight Small Business Saturday

EULESS – On November 21st and 22nd  SBA’s Dallas/Fort Worth District Director Herbert Austin and SBA’s Acting Southcentral Regional Communications Director Ahmad Goree will visit two North Texas small businesses to promote Small Business Saturday, which is a national celebration where SBA encourages consumers to shop with small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year Austin and Goree will visit Beverly’s Florist in Arlington and Les Delices De France Bakery in Dallas. Both of these businesses received SBA loans to grow and create jobs. Joining during the visits will be Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and Dallas City Council Member Jaynie Schultz.

We invite you to join us during these two visits.

Held the day after “Black Friday,” November 26 marks the 13th annual Small Business Saturday, created to help small businesses capture a larger piece of the critical holiday season consumer spending, helping small business owners get more customers through their doors.

The U.S. Small Business Administration also encourages shoppers to go beyond and patronize local restaurant and entertainment businesses. According to American Express®, shoppers came together last year to support their local communities; and Small Business Saturday hit a record high with an estimated $23.3 billion[1] in reported spending at small retailers and restaurants.

The businesses and visit times are:

Monday, Nov. 21st at 12:30pm

Beverly’s Florist

3200 S Cooper Street, Suite 109

Arlington, TX 76015

DeElla Kirkpatrick & Ronald Kirkpatrick, Owners

Beverly’s Florist (beverlysfloristarlington.com)

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 9:30am

Les Delices De France Bakery

5301 Alpha Road, Suite A-22

Dallas, TX 75240

Jean Chrispin Djomo, Owner

Les Delices De France is a Bakery in Dallas, TX 75240 (dessertsdallas.com)

Contact Ahmad Goree ahmad.goree@sba.gov to RSVP to the event and learn more about interview opportunities.

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The SBA is proud to be a cosponsor of Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010. To learn more about Small Business Saturday, visit www.sba.gov/saturday.

[1] The American Express 2021 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey was conducted by Teneo on behalf of American Express. The study is a nationally representative sample of 2,426 U.S. adults 18 years of age or older. The sample was collected using an email invitation and an online survey. The study gathered self-reported data and does not reflect actual receipts or sales. It was conducted anonymously on November 28, 2021. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.0%, at the 95% level of confidence. Projections are based on the current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population, age 18 years and over.

Cosponsorship Authorization #22-47-C. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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