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WIPP Join NYC Small Business Services to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell to Honor Small Business Saturday

Friday, November 24, 2017  
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Women Business Owners Join NYC Small Business Services to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell in Honor of Small Business Saturday

Women Impacting Public Policy received proclamation from Mayor de Blasio on behalf of the Small Business Saturday Coalition and joined NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop as he rang the NASDAQ closing bell

Nov. 24, 2017, New YorkWomen Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) today joined the New York City Department of Small Business Services to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ in Times Square in honor of Small Business Saturday, and received a proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio on behalf of the Small Business Saturday Coalition declaring Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday in New York City.

WIPP members joined Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, to close trading heading into the holiday shopping weekend.

“It was an honor to celebrate Small Business Saturday with Commissioner Bishop and the NYC Department of Small Business Services,” said attendee Jenn Hauser, owner of Bohaus, a small coffee and flower shop in Brooklyn. Most women business owners are small businesses, and Small Business Saturday is crucial to our bottom lines. Women business owners are one of the fastest growing segments of our economy and small businesses create two-thirds of our nations new jobs. We hope folks remember to shop small this weekend, because when small business is strong, our economy is strong.

Small business owners Jenn Hauser of Bohaus in Brooklyn, NY; Isabel Gunther of Little Green Gourmets in New York City; Holly McWhorter of PLANT Apothecary in Brooklyn, NY; and Dionna Dorsey of District of Clothing in Washington, D.C.

WIPP, along with American Express and partners, founded the Small Business Saturday Coalition to help engage communities across the country for Small Business Saturday. Every year, WIPP works with hundreds of organizations and thousands of small businesses across the country to promote Small Business Saturday in their communities.

“From bodegas to boutiques, over 220,000 small businesses are responsible for the vibrant neighborhoods beloved by New Yorkers and visitors alike,” said Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. “This Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season, I strongly encourage all New Yorkers to come out and show their support by shopping at their local small businesses.

Women-owned firms make up more than a third of all businesses in the country, generate more than $1.6 trillion in revenues and employ nearly 9 million people.

Women and small businesses are doing their part to power the American economy,” said WIPP President Jane Campbell. We hope this holiday season Americans return the favor by doing their holiday shopping at these businesses. Get out there and shop small!


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