WIPP 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 nation’s
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.