Sen. Carper encouraged shoppers to buy local last Saturday

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MILFORD, Del. – On Saturday, Nov. 29, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) toured small businesses in Milford to promote the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. Along with Small Business Administration Delaware Director John Fleming and Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe, Sen. Carper made stops at Gallery 37, Sugar Bees and Irish Eyes to meet with the owners and do some shopping.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are job creators and innovators,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. “Milford has a great energy going on in its downtown area, and it was great to talk to the owners and some of their customers about the town’s attraction. I encourage Delawareans to shop local not only this Saturday, but throughout the year. Shoppers are not only supporting their local business, they are sustaining jobs and their community.”

Small Business Saturday – November 29, 2014 – is a national movement that marks a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a day to encourage folks to shop at local, independently-owned merchants.