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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Public invited to support local businesses in ‘Shop Small Sweep’

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Community members support local businesses by shopping at those establishments on a regular basis, but residents will have an additional way to back local shopkeepers by volunteering for “Shop Small Sweep.” The event on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 11 a.m. will feature volunteers sprucing up businesses by doing things such as picking up trash, washing windows and sweeping storefronts.

“Shop Small Sweep” is being organized by Keep Roswell Beautiful, the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, and MainStreet Roswell as a means to show community support as Roswell’s small businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday. That annual national event takes place the first Saturday (Nov. 30 this year) after Thanksgiving.

Promoted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Saturday – the next day after Black Friday – is designed to encourage people to shop locally at their community’s small businesses that are an important part of the local tax base that helps fund essential city services to its citizens. The City of Roswell encourages people to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday and during the upcoming holiday shopping season, as well as throughout the year.

Volunteers for “Shop Small Sweep” will meet at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce (131 W. Second St.) at 8 a.m. to check-in and then work at a local business until 11 a.m.

So organizers can best prepare an adequate number of supplies and plan assignments, volunteers are asked to register at Business owners with projects the volunteers can work on should sign up at

Any other organization that would like to partner in sponsoring this event can contact Thalia Pantoja at or 637-6238.

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