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Stack and Cohen show support for National Small Business Weekend

State Sen. Mike Stack and state Rep. Mark Co­hen are in­tro­du­cing res­ol­u­tions in sup­port of Na­tion­al Small Busi­ness Week­end, which en­cour­ages con­sumers to shop loc­ally and pur­chase Amer­ic­an-made products.

“Buy­ing from small busi­nesses cre­ates loc­al jobs and builds com­munit­ies,” Co­hen said.

Stack cir­cu­lated a memo to fel­low sen­at­ors not­ing that small busi­nesses em­ploy 60 mil­lion Amer­ic­ans.

“Small busi­nesses are the back­bone of the Pennsylvania eco­nomy,” he said.

Co­hen and oth­ers braved a snowstorm on the morn­ing of Feb. 3 to at­tend a news con­fer­ence at Liberty Bell Diner, 8445 Frank­ford Ave. in Holmes­burg. 

A sim­il­ar event was held later in the day at the Ara­mingo Diner in Port Rich­mond.

The events were or­gan­ized by Mi­chael Blichasz, who leads the loc­al Na­tion­al Small Busi­ness Week­end ef­fort. He urges shop­pers to pat­ron­ize small busi­nesses on the first Fri­day, Sat­urday and Sunday of the month.

Blichasz hosts a ra­dio show every Wed­nes­day from 11 a.m. to noon on 860 AM. The show can also be heard live and on tape at amer­ic­an­work­er­sra­dio.com

Among those at­tend­ing the event at Liberty Bell Diner were Mia Hylan, ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion, and Lisa Greco, own­er of Bel­laL­isa Hair Stu­dio and treas­urer of the May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation.

For in­form­a­tion, vis­it na­tion­als­mall­busi­nes­s­week­end.com ••

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