Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small business week starts May 12th and continues through the 16th. Although it's easy for us to get excited as a community when a large company comes to our area with the promise of hundreds of new jobs, lets remember the importance small business brings to our communities. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small businesses provide a community connection that large businesses don't have. As members of a community, the small business owner and staff are better informed about local news, trends and events. Seeing a familiar faces, shaking hands and giving greetings builds an important trust factor that just make shopping small businesses a great change of pace. I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" What's yours?
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