Mayor Bloomberg Promotes ‘Small Business Saturday’

NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) — There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault want shoppers to take out their credit cards one more time for Small Business Saturday.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

Bloomberg said small businesses are the glue that holds communities together. He and Chenault announced an advertising campaign Monday to urge shoppers to patronize small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. It’s the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been promoted as Cyber Monday for Internet shopping.

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One Comment

  1. Joannie says:

    Yeah, Bloomberg really cares about small business, that’s why so many chain stores have put local mom-pop stores out of business!

  2. Mike says:

    Mr Mayor small business Saturday nice ……..than why are you letting all the small business on the boradwalk in Coney Island to be forced out?

  3. Johnny says:

    I’m sure Mr Bloomberg is so concerned with small business in this city. From the huge financial cost required to operate here to the ridiculous laws and regulations designed to extract additional funds out of small business, I have no doubt Mr. Bloomberg is happy. Let’s not forget other little hidden taxes like parking tickets or overpriced parking spots for commercial vehicles operating in the city. I’m sure everyone will be flocking here first to open a small business Mr. Bloomberg.

  4. pat says:

    CBS, how come you are not reporting what Bloomberg said to the members of the Chinese Government regarding the recent US elections? I believe the Wall Street Journal stated Bloomberg called the American public “dumb” fand said the newly elected congressman and senators will have adverse effects on US-Chinese trade relations.
    Wow he must be really worried that he is going to loose millions in is stock deals and wants the Chinese to do something.

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