The annual promotional program to emphasize contributions of Small Businesses to the local and nation economy comes up this coming Saturday.

And there are free customizable ShopSmall graphics for your in-store signage, website display and social media uses available at this link.

According to organizers, there are 574,455 small businesses operating in Washington, which comprises 99.5 percent of all the businesses in the state. Despite the Boeing workforce or Amazon, Microsoft and any of the very large employers, 51.4 percent of all employees in the state work for a small business in a recent survey year. Learn more about ShopSmall and the impacts of small businesses at this link.