The Following is a Letter to the Editor from The Yorktown Small Business Association
The Yorktown Small Business Association (YSBA) has been advocating, advising, and mentoring Independent Local Small Businesses since we opened our doors in January of 2014. Our presentation to the town board that year included quotes and statements emphasizing the significant contributions of our independent local small businesses. “Make every day a small business day”, “Be vocal, buy local” and “Shop Local” were quotes included with the presentation.
Now more than ever, our Independent Local Small Businesses need your support. Please take the time to seek opportunities to patronize them. They have and continue to give back to the community they do business in where many of them live, work and play. Recent reports from the Institute of Local Self Reliance indicated that of every $100.00 spent in a local business $68.00 stays in the local economy. Much less of the money you spend at Big Box, National and Regional chains and with E-Commerce sites stays in the local economy. Our Independent Local Small Businesses support all aspects of our community from sports clubs, scouts, Lions, Rotary, Elks, American Legion, VFW, Fire Departments,Police as well as many of our not for profits and community service organizations. Most often they live here, their children go to school here and they pay taxes here.
The Small Business Administration recently reported that there are 30 million small businesses in the country. Westchester County recently posted a chart that indicated of the 31,733 businesses in
Westchester County, 25,411 are small businesses with 9 or less employees. Most all your needs can be filled by an Independent Local Small Business in our community. Please shop our towns 5 business hamlets (Crompond, Jefferson Valley, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Yorktown
Heights) now and in the future. Independent Local Small Businesses are heart and soul of our community. They are the economic backbone of our town. They need and deserve your full support now, during these trying times.
Bob Giordano, Founder/President Yorktown Small Business Association
You can contact the Yorktown Small Business Association at 914-874-4347, via email
or visit their website yorktownsba.com/