The South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) is celebrating all small businesses in South Dakota during National Small Business Week, May 5th-11th. Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed it “Small Business Week” in South Dakota to recognize the efforts small business owners make to create jobs and support their communities.
“As we kick off Small Business Week, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the unique commerce opportunities in your community,” said SDRA Executive Director Nathan Sanderson. “Small businesses are the heartbeat of our towns, and when you patronize a mom-and-pop business, you’re supporting your entire community as well.”
Small business owners work hard to grown their businesses and recognize that being an active part of the community is critical to their success. From local engagement on public service projects, to sponsorships and public-private partnerships, small business owners strive to make a difference.
“Look at the businesses that support the little league team, get active in 4-H, or help in the schools,” Sanderson continued. “It is small, local businesses. They are regularly asked for support, and willingly give it!”
Small Business Week seeks to acknowledge the hard work of these businesses in cities and towns across South Dakota. All citizens are encouraged to say thank you to those who own and operate the local service station, grocery store, bakery, flower shop, and thousands of other small businesses that drive our communities.