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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Nov 23

Newport News Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 9:33 AM by Communications Department

small business saturdayThis Saturday, November 26, the City of Newport News is encouraging the community to support local businesses in recognition of Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping times of the year.

The day was first created in 2010 by American Express to help encourage consumers to shop at small, locally owned establishments.  According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs which employ 50 percent of all private sector workers and make up more than 99% of the nation’s businesses.

The City of Newport News appreciates the important contributions our local small businesses give our city. Newport News has an array of locally owned retail shops and restaurants. While Small Business Saturday is highlighted as a special day, we encourage support for them year round.  From local shops to some of your favorite eateries, be sure to show your support and celebrate small businesses and all they do for our communities.