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WASHINGTON – In a public service announcement, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) encouraged Delawareans to support their neighborhood small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 26. Small Business Saturday is a national movement that marks a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, Small Business Saturday is an event that drives shoppers to local, independently-owned merchants.

The inaugural Small Business Saturday, held in 2010, galvanized support across the US: more than 1.2M Facebook users, 130 small business advocate groups, public and private organizations and government leaders joined the movement.