Guardian of Small Business

November, 25, 2017

Rick Saccone, Republican candidate for Congress in the March 13 special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th District, will visit the small businesses on Saturday, November 25, in recognition of Small Business Saturday.

​“Although hordes of shoppers on Black Friday may grab the headlines, small businesses remain the real engine of our economy,” Saccone said. “I am proud to highlight the contributions of small businesses within the 18th District in one of my first public appearances as a candidate for Congress.” ​Saccone is scheduled to start his visits with business owners at Elizabeth Auto Care, 274 Lovedale Road, Elizabeth, at Noon.

Saccone is known as a consistent backer of small business. As a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his support of small business concerns.

​“What small businesses do every day to survive—working efficiently, budgeting responsibly, and controlling their spending—is exactly what Congress needs to start doing,” Saccone noted.

​Small Business Saturday has become a prominent nationwide alternative to Black Friday since its inception in 2010. According to a survey commissioned by American Express and NFIB, 112 million U.S. shoppers participated in Small Business Saturday in 2016, spending an estimated $15.4 billion.

​Saccone, of Elizabeth Township, was nominated as the Republican candidate in the 18th District on November 11. He is currently serving his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House, representing parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties.

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