YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Recognizing the important role small businesses play in Yorktown’s local economy, Supervisor Elect Matt Slater joined New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President Sergio Esposito at Wishes Boutique of the Heights Hamlet on Small Business Saturday.
“Small Business Saturday is a wonderful way to raise awareness and support our local independent retailers,” Slater explained. “Studies show that supporting our small businesses, like Wishes Boutique, means supporting our local community. With holiday shopping in full swing I encourage all of our residents to think locally first.”
American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010. Studies have shown that for every dollar spent at a small business in the United States, approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.
State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne said, “We have so many a great small businesses here in Yorktown that do tremendous job stimulating our local economy and employing members of our community. When you go out to do your holiday shopping this season, please consider supporting these excellent main street establishments.”
Wishes Boutique is an eclectic gift shop carrying jewelry and personal accessories for girls and women of all ages, as well as beautiful items for the home.
“The Chamber is committed to promoting businesses in our town and the area,” Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President Sergio Esposito said. “Small Business Saturday is just another opportunity to highlight the incredible businesses we have right here in Yorktown and encourage local support of our small business community.”
Yorktown Councilman Ed Lactherman added, “As a small business owner I cannot tell you the importance of people coming out to support small businesses. We rely on people to come out and take advantage of the products and services our local businesses have to offer. Wishes always has unique products and supports other local businesses by carrying jewelry and items made by their fellow small businesses.”