(PRESS RELEASE) Recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will once again celebrate National Small Business Week the week of May 6-10.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and over 85 percent of the Chamber’s 1,200-member organization are small business owners. Sponsored by America’s SBDC at Texas Tech, First Financial Bank and Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Hyundai, join us as we pause to recognize a vital part of Abilene’s economy.
The activities for the week include:
KICK-OFF: MON., MAY 6
Join us at 11:00 am at the Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Hyundai show room as we kick-off Small Business Week with a proclamation from the Mayor of Abilene and a Ribbon Cutting celebration for our local small businesses without a storefront.
SALUTE TO SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AWARDS LUNCHEON: TUES., MAY 7
Join us as we recognize individuals and businesses who, through their independent entrepreneurial spirit, play a vital role in building the community and the economy. Awards to be given include: New Business of the Year, Small Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business Community Investment Award, Family Owned Business of the Year, Small Business Development Center’s Small Business Person of the Year and runner-up.
WAKE UP WEDNESDAY – SMALL BUSINESS WEEK EDITION: WED., MAY 8
The Chamber’s regularly scheduled Wake Up Wednesday sponsored by First Financial Bank and America’s SBDC at Texas Tech with a focus toward small businesses and Small Business Week.
TRIBUTE TO SMALL BUSINESSES SOCIAL MEDIA DAY FRI., MAY 10
Engage with us on social media as we pay tribute to, honor, and share fun facts about why small businesses are so important to Abilene and our economy.