Council Proclaims Nov. 27 ‘Small Business Saturday’ In Los Alamos County

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Chair Randy Ryti proclaiming Saturday, Nov. 27 ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Los Alamos County. Photo Courtesy LAC


Los Alamos County Councilors meeting in regular session Tuesday evening proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 27 “Small Business Saturday” in Los Alamos County. The proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS: Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday that celebrates our small businesses and encourages consumers to shop locally at the start of the holiday season for unique products and experiences available only in our community; and

WHEREAS: Small, locally owned businesses in Los Alamos are vital to our County’s economic health; the U.S. Small Business Administration states that small businesses create 65% of net new local jobs; and

WHEREAS: By supporting local businesses, you are in turn supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned businesses; and

WHEREAS: Small, locally owned businesses in Los Alamos need our support now more than ever and the holiday shopping season is critical to their success; and

WHEREAS: Small Business Saturday is a tax-free holiday; the State suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items at certain small businesses; and

WHEREAS: We join the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet in supporting locally owned small businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Saturday, November 27, 2021 as “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” in Los Alamos County, and urge our citizens to support small businesses and merchants by shopping locally on this day, as well as throughout the year. 
DATED this 16th day of November, 2021.