Consumers Inspired to Think and Shop Small on
November 24, 2012
Nov. 15, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Destination DC today announces its participation in this year's Small Business
Saturday, November 24, 2012
. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local, independently-owned small businesses.
Destination DC recognizes the importance of supporting independent businesses in
, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in our neighborhoods. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses nationwide have accounted for 65% of net new jobs over the past 17 years in
the United States
, and represents 99.7% of all employer firms. American Express, founding partner of Small Business Saturday, is preparing for the third annual initiative. In 2011, millions of consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
"Destination DC is a membership organization charged with promoting the city's hospitality assets, including the independent retailers that make our neighborhoods must-shop stops for locals and visitors," said
, president and CEO of Destination DC. "The opportunity to marry unique DC-based businesses with Small Business Saturday, a nationally-focused incentive that rewards consumers as well as small business owners, is unmatched."
, Destination DC202-789-7099
, American Express212-640-3244
Alex Della Rocca
, M Booth & Associates, Inc212-539-3203
About Destination DC
Destination DC, the lead destination marketing organization for the nation's capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of more than 800 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities. Destinationdc.com.