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Letter to the Editor: Shop at small businesses

Editor:

On behalf of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, I joined our many small businesses in Shenandoah County in celebrating Small Business Week last week.

This week of celebration and recognition was led by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). According to the SBA, more than half of Americans own or work for a small business. Small businesses have also been a major contributor to job growth since the Great Recession. In addition, small businesses provide valuable products and services to our local communities and the profits made often stay in our local communities.

Shenandoah County is home to many great small businesses. I would encourage you to visit these small businesses for your next purchase. You can find a list of Shenandoah County businesses on the Chamber website under directory. Thank you to all of our small businesses for the great work you do each and every day.

Chris Boies, president,

Shenandoah County

Chamber of Commerce

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