Council Leaders Celebrate Small Business Saturday

November 29, 2013

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November 29, 2013

Council Leaders Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Indianapolis – Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But trying to a find a parking spot at the mall can test your patience. Instead of hitting the big chains, Indianapolis City/County Council President Maggie A. Lewis and Vice President John Barth will spend the day Saturday supporting the locally owned businesses that make our city’s economy and neighborhoods stronger.

“We encourage Indy residents to seek out home-grown businesses this season. Across our city, there are treasures to be found in the small, local stores that offer special one-of-a-kind items,” said President Lewis.

Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize the small, locally owned businesses in their community.

“Small Business Saturday is a great way to rebalance holiday shopping towards the local, neighborhood level. Indianapolis has wonderful local businesses that anchor our neighborhood blocks. By supporting our home-grown businesses we make our city stronger.”

Everyone shopping local Saturday is encouraged to Tweet from their favorite shops using the hash tag #smallbusinesssaturday.

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Statement on Bi-Partisan Resolution Opposed to HJR-6

November 12, 2013

Statement from Indianapolis City/County Council Vice President John Barth on Proposal 354 – Bi-Partisan Resolution Opposed to HJR-6 Passes Council 22-6.

“I am proud to be a member of this bi-partisan effort to send the clear message that Indianapolis is a welcoming city to live, work, and play. Simply put – we want and need to attract and retain residents who will join us in working to make our city the best it can be – everyone is welcome. I thank my proposal’s co-sponsors, Councilors Adamson, Hunter and Mansfield and my fellow Councillors who supported this resolution tonight. We also appreciate the Mayor’s decision to support our efforts.”