Monday, November 24, 2014

Small Business Saturday: November 29th

This Saturday, November 29th, will be the fifth anniversary of the kickoff of Small Business Saturday (SBS). SBS is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our local communities. 

According to the Small Business Patterns 2012, about 2,100 Herkimer County residents are employed in retail settings, with a combined payroll of roughly $46 million dollars. Another 1,500 work in food services and accommodations, accounting for another $19.6 million in payroll. Around 90% of the retail, the food service and the accommodations establishments in Herkimer County have less than 20 employees!