23 Nov IBA encourages Hoosiers to “shop small” on Saturday, Nov. 28
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) is encouraging Hoosiers to shop at small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 28 during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the U.S.
“The vast majority of IBA members are small business owners or employees of small businesses,” said IBA President Linda Rogers. “Small businesses build a strong economy and strong communities. In fact, 15% of the U.S. economy relies on housing. A healthy housing industry means more jobs and a stronger economy.”
IBA recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.
“Small Business Saturday provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of small businesses and their vital contributions to the economy, job creation and local communities,” said Rogers. “Shopping at small businesses can help keep the money you spend in the place you call home.” Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page.
About the Indiana Builders Association
The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) is a statewide trade organization representing Indiana’s home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry. Established in 1952, IBA has 27 local affiliates organized into nine geographic areas across Indiana. IBA, along with its affiliates, are associated with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. The organization works to educate its members, the general public, elected officials and regulatory bodies to maintain and develop workable and affordable regulations and laws that enable the citizens of Indiana to own a home. More information can be found at www.buildindiana.org.