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Long Beach small
businesses are the backbone of our local economy. It's been noted that for
every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the local community.
That's why I am launching Shop Small Saturdays in Long Beach.
interested residents to join me for lunch and shopping at some great small
businesses this summer and beyond. The dates for the Shop Small Saturdays this
summer are July 27, August 31, and September 21. You can join us for one of the
days, or all three. We will meet at 11 am each day, and the locations of the
small businesses will remain a secret until the day of the event. We are asking
each person to bring $25 for lunch and shopping and you will pay the businesses
We will be joined
by First Lady Nancy Foster on July 27, who is a strong supporter of small
businesses. I will be inviting a special guest to join us for every Shop Small
The first Shop
Small Saturday is in Downtown Long Beach, and both the restaurant and small
business are new to Downtown. These are going to be fun events and the whole
family is welcome.
If you are
interested in joining us and supporting our local small businesses, please RSVP
by calling my office at 562-570-6919, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Long Beach,
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia
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