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Chamber celebrates National Small Business Week

DAWSONVILLE, GEORGIA- May 3, 2019:  There’s never been a better time to celebrate business in Dawson County. 
Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 to be National Small Business Week in Dawson County. 
To celebrate, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be spotlighting its business members through its social media and newsletter as well as visiting members with staff and its Ambassador team. 
“We are thrilled to use this week as an opportunity to showcase our business members,” Chamber President Christie Moore said. “Since a business is considered small if it has 500 or less employees, all Dawson County businesses technically fall into this category. Dawson County businesses keep our community thriving and we are grateful to all the local entrepreneurs who innovate, inspire and choose to do business here in Dawson County.” 
Across the country, there are 30 million small businesses which create two out of every three new jobs in the economy, according to the Small Business Administration. More than half of Americans either work or own a small business. Small businesses are also responsible for 32 percent known export values totaling $440 billion.
“Here at the Chamber we are always seeking new ways to help our businesses thrive and grow,” Chamber Membership Director Melissa Mayton said. “Whether it’s a programming or networking opportunity or offering insurance benefits that employers can pass on to their employees, we are passionate about getting our members the resources they need for their business to succeed.”
National Small Business Week is an annual event, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The week is an opportunity to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

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