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Nov. 25, 2014
 
HCC Small Business Center hosts reception, encourages consumers to "Shop Small" on Saturday
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College's (HCC) Small Business Center in partnership with Main Street Roanoke Rapids hosted a reception today for local businesses in celebration of Small Business Saturday. The event was free to attend and open to the public.

With the holiday shopping season around the corner, the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is encouraging everyone to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support local independent merchants.

Small Business Saturday® was founded by American Express in 2010 as a day to celebrate local businesses through the launch of the holiday shopping season. The day has since grown into a powerful movement in support of local small businesses that make our community unique. It is an opportunity to support the local small businesses that provide economic vitality and quality of life to our community. The SBCN encourages consumers to use the power of their dollars to #ShopSmall on Nov. 29 and help make a lasting impact in the place they call home.

For more information about Small Business Saturday®, the HCC Small Business Center or the SBCN, contact HCC Small Business Center Director Jerry Edmonds III at 252-536-7274 or email jedmonds080@halifaxcc.edu.

The mission of the NC Community Colleges SBCN is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, which will lead to job creation and retention. The SBCN assists in the establishment of more than 650 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all N.C. counties, including helping to create and retain more than 3,000 jobs annually.
 
Small Business Center
Halifax Community College’s (HCC) Small Business Center in partnership with Main Street Roanoke Rapids hosted a reception for local businesses in celebration of Small Business Saturday. Pictured is Main Street Roanoke Rapids Director Christina Caudle, left, and HCC Small Business Center Director Jerry Edmonds III.
 
 
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239