Welch at a small business in Proviso Township. Photo by Rep. Welch.
Friday, November 28, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – In recognition of Small Business Saturday, State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, is asking holiday shoppers to support locally owned businesses this holiday season. Welch will meet constituents doing holiday shopping on Saturday, during visits to several local businesses.
“Small businesses are critical to our local economy and the key to strengthening our community,” Welch said. “By supporting locally owned businesses this Small Business Saturday, and thinking about local retailers who can meet our shopping needs, we are also investing in our neighborhoods.”
Small Business Saturday is an initiative of the U.S. Small Business Association and Nov. 29 will be its fifth annual event, created to help small businesses compete with big box and online retailers. Welch is visiting several local businesses to highlight the benefits to shopping at area stores that create jobs, support community groups and charities, and keep tax dollars here in Illinois..
Welch will visit the following businesses on Saturday:
|Paul’s Hot Dog & Pizza10 a.m.3044 Wolf Rd.
|Joe’s Place10:30 a.m.1551 Westchester Blvd.
|Ashland Addison Florist Co.
10034 W. Roosevelt Rd.
|Siraaj’s Tru Value11:30 a.m.1815 W. Roosevelt Rd.
|Corner Spot Café12 p.m.1825 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Rep. Welch will finish his day at Healy’s Westside Bar & Grill at 7321 West Madison, Forest Park where he will be a part of a Nazareth Academy State Football Championship Watching Party from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Rep. Welch serves all or parts of the following communities: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, River Forest, Westchester, and Western Springs. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesssaturday.com, or contact Welch’s constituent service office at 708-450-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. VFP
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